Coach Jason Garrett has been coy about naming his starting running back, and the Cowboys have remained insistent that they will split carries among the three backs vying for playing time.
Randle, who has been competing with Darren McFadden for the lead role, got the majority of the first-team snaps when both players were healthy during the preseason. Lance Dunbar also is expected to get some work this season in the Cowboys' backfield.
The Cowboys were a one-man running game last season with DeMarco Murray. He carried 392 times for 1,845 yards, setting team marks in both categories.
Randle, who averaged 6.7 yards on 54 carries last year, has 105 rushing attempts in two seasons. McFadden has had more than 215 carries in a season just twice in his seven seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Dunbar has 80 carries in three seasons.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN Staff Writer Todd Archer contributed to this report.
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