I found it interesting that the Cowboys didn’t make a change at running back.
Maybe it means Joseph Randle will still be the “starter.” (Yes, the quotation marks are on purpose.) Or maybe the Cowboys want to keep the Giants guessing as to whether Randle or Christine Michael will be the starting running back.
When HC Jason Garrett has talked about preparing for a team with an injured quarterback, he often talks about preparing for a scheme, not the player. I wonder if there is a difference at running back where runners have different styles.
Michael has different strengths than Randle, and those strengths mean different plays. Will Michael start against New York? As the week goes on we’ll get a better idea, but in a week full of changes, Garrett stopped short at running back.
We keep hearing Michael is getting first team reps and will be more involved, but officially we're kind of led to believe Randle is still the "starter." Right now, there certainly isn't a lot of clarity about the Dallas RBs, but it's been that way a lot of the season and the team is probably just looking for any advantage they can get in a must-win contest with the Giants in Week 7.