Now that Cowboys RB Joseph Randle has a strained oblique (he was in pads for Tuesday’s practice), Lance Dunbar continues to nurse an ankle injury and Darren McFadden has yet to take the practice field with a sore hamstring, the color-coded alert level for fans has been elevated to red.
It’s unlikely the club does anything at the moment.
First of all, even if Randle does play in Thursday’s game anyway, he will only get a handful of carries.
Secondly, all three backs should be on the practice field Saturday.
The next two preseason games and two days of practice against the St. Louis Rams will serve as the basis of the evaluation for this RB committee, the story said. If the coaching staff feels it must add another runner, it will reach that conclusion later in camp. Chris Johnson was reportedly offered a one-year deal by the Cardinals Tuesday, which left some top names like Steven Jackson, Ben Tate and Pierre Thomas as possible options.