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Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle unclaimed on waivers


Joseph Randle is free. Not in a good way, though.

The former Cowboys running back went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, one day after being cut free by Dallas, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.


Randle isn't an attractive option for teams seeking immediate run-game help. The third-year back faces a one- or two-game suspension after violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy for a recent arrest in Wichita, Kansas. Randle was also arrested for shoplifting in 2014.

With Darren McFadden finally heating up in Big D and Christine Michael waiting in the wings, the Cowboys weren't in the mood to give Randle special treatment. After promising a big season, the former fifth-rounder managed a mundane 313 yards and four scores at 4.1 yards per pop over six games.

Randle has a future in the league -- he's just 23 -- but he'll need to first clean up his off-field issues and catch someone's eye on the weekly workout circuit for another shot at a meaningful role.


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