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Cowboys sign Trey Williams to replace Randle


More help is on the way at running back for the Cowboys.

The team is plucking Trey Williams off the Washington practice squad, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Williams joins a platoon of Darren McFadden and Christine Michael, who will look to make up the production vacated by the now-unemployed Joseph Randle.

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Williams, a rookie out of Texas A&M, averaged seven yards per carry during his sophomore year and 6.9 during his final year with the Aggies. The 5-foot-8, 195-pounder also has some kick and punt return experience.

This was always going to be the story for Dallas if it opted not to sign DeMarco Murray. Outside of Frank Gore and Ryan Mathews, there wasn't a second-best back on the market by a mile. The bet was the offensive line was simply good enough to negate the difference.

Now the Cowboys are coming down the home stretch and Tony Romo is at least starting to throw a bit. Will any of these mid-level moves help keep the ship afloat in his absence?


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