Tony Romo returned in Week 11 and the Dallas Cowboys won their first game since Week 2. During that seven-game losing streak, a lot went wrong for the Cowboys. However, one bright spot was Darren McFadden. When Joseph Randle went down with injury, McFadden came in and turned into exactly what the Cowboys needed from the running back position.
All season long, the Cowboys were relying on a committee from the running back position. However, McFadden has been the closest thing to DeMarco Murray. Since being named the official starter in Week 7, McFadden has carried the football 132 times for 494 yards. McFadden has also caught 15 passes for 110 yards.
When you look back when Randle was the starter, he consistently made erratic decisions with the football. Most Cowboys fans can think back to Week 4, when Randle barely scored a touchdown by leaping over the line and gracing the football over the goal-line. Randle also isn’t the three-down type of back the Cowboys needed to successfully run their zone-blocking offense. McFadden is just that.
The Cowboys have made a lot of intriguing decisions over the course of this season. Currently on the Cowboys’ roster, Dallas houses multiple players that have off-field concerns or off-field history. The one that stands out is obviously Greg Hardy. However, the reason why Hardy is here is because his play outweighs his off-field history. That’s not quite the case with Randle.
The latest segment in the Randle saga is that he was arrested at a casino following an altercation. About a year ago, Randle was arrested for stealing underwear and cologne from a department store. With these stories developing, the decision to cut Randle continues to look like a good one.