The Cowboys released troubled running back Joseph Randle, whose personal difficulties have clouded his time in the Lone Star state. The Randle situation was especially vexing for Jerry Jones’s Cowboys because the former Oklahoma State star is a big talent, capable of changing any game he suits up for. A marijuana possession arrest and domestic violence suspicions still follow Randle, along with a past that includes strange shoplifting charges and reported incidents of threats with a handgun.
The Cowboys seemed willing to ride it out with Randle, but finally let him go this week. He’s also been injured, so when he didn’t play last week against Seattle it wasn’t clear if the demotion was solely disciplinary or also part triggered by Randle’s injury status. But despite the fact that the Cowboys obviously did the Randle math and thought it didn’t add up, Randle remains dangerous on the football field. Before his most recent injury against the Giants, he’d carried the ball twice. Results: 24 yards. He leaves the Cowboys with more touchdowns than any other player on the team and 315 yards on 76 carries. Randle will probably find another uniform.