Whether Joseph Randle starts Sunday or not won't be nearly as significant in determining the Cowboys' lead option in their running back-by-committee approach for replacing DeMarco Murray. What's more telling is which running back will receive the most carries.
All indications point to Randle as being the Cowboys' No. 1 option in their backfield to begin the season.
Cowboys coaches wouldn't say this week which running back would start against the Giants. But if practice is any indication, it will be Randle.
Randle practiced with the first-team offense all week and received the majority of the work.
We believe Randle is the back to own in Dallas, but given the uncertainty in the backfield, his 4th round price was too much to recommend on draft day.