Jerry Jones believes Joseph Randle has earned more playing time

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DeMarco Murray is the NFL’s leading rusher through four weeks of games. However that has also come with a heavy workload early in the season.

While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has dismissed the idea of Murray’s heavy workload, owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes that Jospeh Randle could be another option in the Cowboys ground game.playing time.

“The biggest threat probably to DeMarco’s stats is Joseph Randle,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan. “Frankly, I don’t want to leave [Lance] Dunbar out of this equation, either. If we can, it would be good to have Dunbar with a few more touches.

“But make no mistake about it, Joseph Randle can be effective out there, too. Should we? We probably should have at least Randle get a few more snaps.”

A fifth-round pick a year ago, Randle has run nine times for 57 yards to complement Murray’s 99 rushes and 534 yards.

Of Randle’s 16 offensive snaps this season, seven of them came in last weeks blowout win over the New Orleans Saints.