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|The Cowboys drafted running back Joseph Randle as insurance for brittle starter DeMarco Murray.|
The night Randle was drafted, the Cowboys' front office -- mainly Jerry and Stephen Jones, and backed by coach Jason Garrett -- said the team had a potential starter.
Of the seven draft picks, Randle, taken in the fifth round (151st overall), could have the biggest impact.
The Cowboys' rushing attack finished 31st in the NFL last season with only 79.1 yards per game and 3.6 yards per attempt. Their 1,265 yards on the ground totaled 144 less than the previous Cowboys low in a 16-game season and represents a drop-off of 542 yards from the 2011 season.
Randle might be the force the Cowboys need should their starting running back go down again, and he's confident he can be a complete back.
"Being versatile," Randle said. "I do everything well: running, blocking. I take pride in my blocking. I take pride in being able to catch, and I take pride in being able to make tough yards and make people miss one-on-one. That's just my game in a nutshell right there."