Joseph Randle has the chance to shut all the skeptics and critics up with one dominant season.

After watching DeMarco Murray take the money and run to Philadelphia, the Dallas Cowboys running back job is now Randle’s to lose, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Randle’s confidence makes sense after Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the third-year runner “has the potential to be the kind of back that would step in there and be your No. 1 back.”

That lines up with what NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday from Cowboys camp, saying that the “starting job at this point is Joseph Randle’s to lose,” and that “inside this organization, they think extremely highly of the guy who was their backup last year. They love his vision, they love how explosive he can be, they think he is just scratching the surface.”

The Cowboys didn’t pony up the $8 million per season for Murray because of Randle’s ability.

By Glenn Erby

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