Owner Jerry Jones feels the Dallas Cowboys need quality depth at running back, and that DeMarco Murray can’t shoulder the load alone.
The team needs to find a few runners who can take the burden off Murray, whose durability comes into question at times.
The team drafted in the fifth round running back Joseph Randle out of Oklahoma State.
The two other backs on the roster are Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar, hardly a fearful tandem.
According to Carlos Mendez of the Star-Telegram, Jones feels the urgency to add some productive backs to his roster.
“To totally count on that would give you visions of 8-8, because the last two years, we’ve had games that we didn’t have Murray, and we didn’t run the ball as well,” Jones said. "We didn’t have as good an offense within it. So if we have somebody that could possibly step up there and give you the respite that you need when you don’t have Murray, that’s a big deal for us."
On Joseph Randle:
“We really could envision him coming in and having that many plays a game,” Jones said. “One of the advantages, one of the reasons, we wanted him was because he really mirrors a lot of what Murray is, relative to a complete three-down back.”