In truth, the Cowboys backfield is rightly viewed as perhaps the biggest concern in Big D this season. Randle is largely unproven. McFadden hasn't been a productive player in years.
"DeMarco obviously had an incredible season last year. He's one of my good friends, so the business side of it when that takes place is never enjoyable to watch something like that happen," Romo said. "At the same time, it's an opportunity for some of these other guys to step in and take a role that's obviously coveted, and I think so far through training camp it's gone pretty well.
"These guys have stepped up and shown some flashes that we're pretty excited about. Now they got to take it and run with it and we'll find out through training camp and preseason how good they really are. You got to give the opportunity to see."