May 10, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (35) performs a drill during the rookie minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters in Irving, TX. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Joseph Randle: Cast Comes Off Next Week


Wanted to give you an update on the Dallas Cowboys’ 5th round pick and the starting Running Back for the past two seasons in Stillwater as Joseph Randle gets ready to remove the cast and get on the practice field.


Randle’s twice surgically repaired thumb will be unveiled next week. Randle will wear a brace during camp, once his cast is removed to protect against re-injuring the thumb. Randle is projected to be the No.2 back behind Oklahoma alum’s oft-injured DeMarco Murray.


The Potential for Randle to receive valuable carries during the regular season are high. The NFL is now a 2-back league(with the exception of Minnesota) and with Murray’s injury history it is expected that Joseph Randle could be more than just a household name by season’s end.


Dallas has picked up several Oklahoma State players over the past few seasons. Most notably Dez Bryant. Dez is set to etch his name as a member of the NFL’s elite wide receivers this season. Dez, coming off of an incredible second half of last season. Dez has matured, not being involved in any off-season scandals, as has been the case in seasons past. Dan Bailey signed with the Dallas Cowboys after the 2011 NFL Draft. Bailey his since become the Cowboys place kicker and field goal kicker. Bailey is one of the more accurate and efficient kickers in the NFL thus far in his short career. Bailey looks to be around in the Cowboys organization for a while. The Cowboys also signed Orie Lemon in 2011 after the draft. Orie is a line backer who saw limited playing time and was a practice squad member. Lemon, now in Kansas City is looking to work his way into the line backing rotation for Andy Reid’s Chiefs. Levy Adcock was a undrafted free agent signee for the Dallas Cowboys following the 2012 NFL Draft. Adcock never caught on with the Cowboys, later being released. Joseph Randle is the newest addition to the Dallas Cowboys squad. Drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Randle looks to make a huge impact and come in be a big contributor right away.


Dallas Cowboys’ running backs coach Gary Brown has said Randle has been doing well in meetings. Randle will need to have a firm grasp of the playbook to make up for lost time and jump right in with no learning curve needed. The Cowboy’s have ex-Nebraska Head Coach Bill Callahan calling the offensive plays. With Callahan and his offensive mind, being an offensive line coach and what he was able to do in Oakland just a little more than 10 years ago by taking them to the super bowl you can expect the Cowboys to add a larger role for the running game than in recent history. Bot Murray and Randle could each rush for more than 800 yards each this season with Murray potentially eclipsing the 1000 yard mark.


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