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The Dallas Cowboys have taken Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle in the fifth round of the NFL draft, addressing the need for a backup to DeMarco Murray.
Randle, who had consecutive 1,000-yard seasons before skipping his senior year to turn pro, was taken 151st overall Saturday.
The Cowboys needed a backup for the injury-prone Murray after not re-signing Felix Jones, their top pick in 2008.
The 6-foot, 202-pound Randle rushed for 3,085 career yards and 40 touchdowns, including 24 scores in 2011 when he finished second to Barry Sanders in single-season points in school history with 156.
Murray emerged as the starter when he was a rookie but has missed nine games in two seasons with ankle and foot injuries.
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IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys drafted Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle with the 18th pick in the fifth round.
With Felix Jones no longer on the roster the Cowboys were looking for a back to compliment DeMarco Murray. Randle rushed for 1,417 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and 1,216 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2011.
The 6-0, 200-pounder, who started 31 of 39 games...
The Cowboys draft RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State with the #151 in the 5th round. We really needed to add another running back somewhere in this draft and the Cowboys got it done here with Randle, a well rounded back. He will definitely see a lot of action and provides insurance against the oft injured DeMarco Murray. Randle was yet again, another pre-draft visit. The Cowboys have...
The Dallas Cowboys waited until Joseph Randle and the 151th pick before taking a running back in the 2013 draft. After the draft they added undrafted free agent Kendial Lawrence.
While at Oklahoma State the 6-foot ball Randle ran for 3,085 yards and 40 touchdowns. He also fared well catching out of the backfield adding 108 receptions. It is unclear how much the wide-open offense...
Entering the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys were looking for a No. 2 running back to get carries behind DeMarco Murray. What they landed in the fifth round was a three-down runner that compares well to the team's starter.
Oklahoma State's Joseph Randle was selected by the Cowboys with the 151st overall pick, making him the 10th running back drafted. With free agent Felix...
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle, just like receiver Dez Bryant and kicker Dan Bailey, will not have to change team nicknames in his pro career. Randle was picked in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. Dallas had been active in evaluating running backs in the draft with the idea that they would take one somewhere in the third to fifth rounds of the draft.
The Cowboys need to find some gems on this last day of the draft, the Cowboys have been able to find some late round gems in the past, so lets hope they can duplicate some of that magic. The Cowboys will be drafting 4th (17th pick), 5th (18th pick), and 6th (17th pick)
Outside of TE Gavin Escobar, the Cowboys have drafted players they brought in for pre-draft visits, so if the trend...