Joseph Randle hopes to make teams pay

IRVING, Texas – Joseph Randle left Oklahoma State with a year of eligibility remaining and slid to the fifth round to the Cowboys.

He was more pleased to be selected by the Cowboys than disappointed that he was selected so late.

“I will use it as fuel to my fire and work harder and remember this day that all these teams passed up on me and stuff like that,” Randle said. “Right now’s not the time but definitely when I hit the weight room again I’m going to be hungry and determined to show my worth and value.”

The immediate value to the Cowboys is as a backup to DeMarco Murray. Randle was productive with 42 career touchdowns, 3,085 yards rushing and 917 receiving yards.

“Being versatile,” Randle said when asked for the best part of his game. “I do everything well, running blocking. I take pride in my blocking, take pride in being able to catch and pride in making tough yards and making people miss one on one. That’s just my game in a nutshell right there.”