Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he’s excited to see what Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams can do with their opportunities behind Dallas’ talented offensive line.
“More than anything it’s competition,” Witten said. “That’s what Coach Garrett has tried to do a good job of bringing in competition and having us compete. That’s a position I think we’re all excited to see where it’ll go.”
When asked specifically about Randle, who was arrested twice in the last year, Witten said he thinks the third-year back has learned from his experiences and “decided to kind of embrace this opportunity.”
“He’s had good workouts,” Witten said. “I could tell he’s focused, he’s locked in. I think he sees the opportunity he has in front of him. I think he wants everybody to have that trust in him that he can be the guy.”
The Cowboys' running back competition will be one of the most closely watched camp battles in the league. Whoever wins the job has RB1 potential running behind the team's talented offensive line. Randle is the most intriguing back in the group given the 6.7 YPC he posted last season. If he can prove he can be trusted (after a host of off the field issues), he could be a breakout player in 2015.