Cowboys draft OSU RB Randle in the 5th round

Cowboys draft Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle with in the fifth round.

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys drafted Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle with the 18th pick in the fifth round.

With Felix Jones no longer on the roster the Cowboys were looking for a back to compliment DeMarco Murray. Randle rushed for 1,417 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and 1,216 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2011.

The 6-0, 200-pounder, who started 31 of 39 games at Oklahoma State, was also a valuable receiver, catching 108 balls for 917 yards and three touchdowns.

"The NFL is a two-back system now so guys need other guys to come in and you don’t want to drop the tempo off much," Randle said of playing with Murray. "I think we’ll work well together."

Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota

Send feedback on our
new story page