Somebody in Dallas is going to pick up where DeMarco Murray left off. And Joseph Randle is currently first on the depth chart. Randle plays with a chip on his shoulder after being drafted in the fifth round in 2013 and looked good when he carried the ball last season. Size has been an issue for Randle in the past, but his weight is now up to 210 pounds. He will get the first shot as the Cowboys lead back and if he holds onto the job, he is poised to have a big season.
With only 105 career carries, Randle is an unproven back in the NFL. If he doesn't produce, there are some pretty capable backs behind him in Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. We also don't expect him to get the workload Murray did.
There is a good chance Randle gets 200-plus carries and the Cowboys offensive line is still very good, so the running game will still be a focus no matter who is receiving handoffs. Randle is our RB19 and has an ADP of 36 which puts him in the 3rd to 4th round range. He will make a good RB2, so don't be afraid to reach for him as we think the situation favors him over Darren McFadden.