Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle made an interesting comment about his former teammate, and current Philadelphia Eagles player, DeMarco Murray on Wednesday afternoon. Via Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram:
"Joseph Randle with the quote of the day saying the 1845-yard DeMarco Murray left "a lot of meat on the bone" in the running game last year."
The absurdity of this quote is obvious considering Murray was the NFL's leading rusher in 2014. Then again, Randle doesn't exactly have a history of making good decisions.
To suggest Murray only succeeded because of the Cowboys' offensive line would be silly. Murray averaged 4.9 yards per carry on nearly 550 attempts prior to the 2014 season. He actually averaged "only" 4.7 yards a pop with last year's offensive line.
Still, Randle's comment reflects how highly the Cowboys think of their offensive line. The Cowboys did not do much this offseason to replace Murray. The team did sign former first round pick Darren McFadden, but it seems like former backup Randle could be in line to be the new starter in Dallas.
The Cowboys seem to believe they can stick just about anyone behind their line and they'll be successful. If it works, they'll be a good team. If not, they might be in big trouble because so much of their success last season was based on a strong running game. It'll be interesting to see how their theory plays out.