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November 03, 2015

Cowboys release Joseph 'Bone Meat' Randle

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Joseph Randle is embattled.

You may remember former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle from such preseason trash talk as the time he said that former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray left "a lot of meat on the bone" in the run game last year, meaning he didn't gain as many yards as he should have. Via Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram:

Today, once again according to Hill, the Cowboys decided to release Randle:

A week ago, Randle was reportedly dealing with personal issues:

Per a source, the Cowboys are concerned about Randle’s wellness more than football. He left the team’s facility on Wednesday expressing concerns about his girlfriend, per sources. Irving police were called to his house but found nothing wrong.
The bizarre behavior that has alarmed the Cowboys has even included him expressing thoughts of retirement and going into the ministry, per a source.
“We don’t anticipate Joe playing this week because of his injury,” Garrett said. “He has to take care of this personal issue.”

While there's little question DeMarco Murray has been a disappointment through his first seven games in Philly, there's also little question the Cowboys gravely miss his production.

A season ago, through seven games, here were Murray's numbers:

 OpponentRushes Yards YPC TD 
 49ers22 118 5.4 
 Titans29 167 5.8 
 Rams24 100 4.2 
 Saints24 149 6.2 
 Texans31 136 4.4 
 Seahawks28 115 4.1 
 Giants28 128 4.6 
 TOTAL186 913 4.9 

The Cowboys, as a team, have just 895 rushing yards on the season through seven games.

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