‘BOYS BACKUP BACK IS BACK: Humbled Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle addresses teammates and media | Team disappointed and embarrassed | Club imposes significant fine and internal discipline

Joseph Randle statement after returning to team - The Boys Are Back blog 2014

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys running Joseph Randle will be fined “significantly” for his arrest Monday evening, but is still expected to play Sunday against the New York Giants.

Head coach Jason Garrett addressed the media Wednesday (Watch | Listen) for the first time since Randle was arrested for shoplifting at nearby mall in Frisco.

“We addressed with him immediately. The actions that we’re going to take is to fine him significantly and move forward,” Garrett said in his press conference. “Joseph addressed it this morning with the team in the team meeting. He addressed it with me in length yesterday.”

Garrett didn’t get into specifics about his conversation with Randle, but said the backup running owned up to the situation.

“He took full responsibility for it,” Garrett said. “There’s a lot of circumstances that were surrounding the situation, but there are no excuses, no explanations for this. He made a really poor decision. He recognizes that – as poor a decision as he’s ever made in his life. Again, there’s consequences to that decision. There are public consequences and certainly consequences on this football team. He’s going to feel those and we’ll move forward.”

Garrett didn’t say whether suspending Randle was heavily discussed, he stood by the decision to fine him.

“We felt like this was the appropriate thing to do, given this situation,” Garrett said.

According to the police report, Randle was arrested Monday evening for attempting to steal underwear and cologne from the Dillard’s in Stonebriar Mall in Frisco. The charge is a Class B Misdemeanor Theft because the theft value was between $50 and $500.

Randle had one of his best games of his career Sunday against the Seahawks, rushing for a season-high 52 yards on just five carries. His 38-yard run in the first quarter helped turn the tide of an early 10-0 deficit and led to the Cowboys’ first touchdown. Randle also had a key tackle on special teams in the fourth quarter.


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“I made a huge mistake; we’re trying to move forward” – Joseph Randle talks about his arrest on theft charges earlier in the week. (Watch | Listen)


FIFTH-ROUNDER FRISKED IN FRISCO: Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested for shoplifting | NFL disciplinary action expected

FIFTH ROUNDER FRISKED IN FRISCO - Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested for shoplifting - NFL disciplinary action expected - The Boys Are Back 2014

Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle was arrested last night (Monday) after Frisco police say he shoplifted a bottle of cologne and a pack of underwear from the Dillard’s at Stonebriar Mall.

Randle, 22, was booked into the Frisco City Jail on a Class B misdemeanor charge of theft. He was released early this morning after posting $350 bail, police said.

Officers were called to the Dillard’s department store at 8:17 p.m. after the store’s loss prevention employees detained Randle at the mall, Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle said.

Police said Randle attempted to steal a two-pack of Polo underwear worth $39.50 and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84.

“All right, y’all got me,” was his first thought after he was confronted, he told Frisco police, according to his arrest report. Randle said he didn’t pay because he didn’t want to take the time to do it and told police he “should have just kept walking to his car if he knew he would be arrested,” the report states.

The Dallas Cowboys have not publicly commented on the incident. Monday is the only day during the week that the team doesn’t practice.

According to the police report, the theft was captured on surveillance video. It shows Randle walking to the underwear section and dropping a packet of underwear into a Dillard’s bag from a previous purchase, police say.

A security officer — whom Randle referred to as “the old guy” — stopped Randle in the parking lot, and a store manager escorted him back to the store and recovered the items, which were valued at $123.50 before taxes.

Randle has a base salary of $495,000 for this season. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys out of Oklahoma State in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

He’s behind DeMarco Murray on the depth chart and played a key role in the Cowboys’ win at Seattle on Sunday, rushing for 52 yards against the league’s top rushing defense.

Theft is listed as “conduct detrimental” under the NFL’s 2014 personal conduct policy, Randle is now subject to discipline. He could be fined and/or suspended. Also, according to the league’s personal conduct policy, anyone arrested and/or charged “generally will be required to undergo a formal clinical evaluation.”

Based on the results of the evaluation, Randle “may be encouraged or required to participate in an education program, counseling or other treatment deemed appropriate by health professionals,” the policy states.

2014-2015 GAME 6 RECAP: Dallas vs. Seattle | Big D shocks Seahawk jocks | Dallas defeats defending champs, 30-23 | Dallas D Shines in Seattle; Special Teams Struggle | Postgame videos and analysis | Highlights

2014-2015 GAME 6 RECAP - Dallas vs. Seattle - Seahawks Shocked by Big D jocks - Dallas defeats defending champs, 30-23 - Dallas D Shines in Seattle; Special Teams Struggle

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2014-2015 GAME 5 RECAP: Houston vs. Dallas | Texans bring Cowboys down to earth | Cowboys stumble, then rebound to 20-17 overtime win | Team finds a way to win | Gameday videos | Postgame Analysis | Highlights

2014-2015 GAME 5 RECAP - Houston vs. Dallas - Texans bring Cowboys down to earth - Cowboys stumble, then rebound to 20-17 overtime win - Team finds a way to win - Awareness

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2014-2015 GAME 4 RECAP: New Orleans vs. Dallas | Dez delivers “We Dat” dagger | Cowboys rout Rob Ryan’s Saints, 38-17 | Gameday videos | NFL Analysis

2014-2015 GAME 4 RECAP - New Orleans vs. Dallas - Dez delivers Dallas’ “We Dat” dagger - Cowboys rout Rob Ryan’s Saints, 38-17 - Gameday videos - NFL Analysis

PHOTO — Dez Bryant wasn’t the Dallas Cowboys’ primary target. Entering the fourth quarter, he only had two catches for 26 yards.

But he delivered the final blow with less than four minutes remaining, catching an 18-yard touchdown on third-and-6.

“Whenever you get the opportunity, you got to take advantage of it,” Bryant said. “That’s exactly what happened. I put the dagger. Boom.”

Bryant was so pleased with Dallas’ 38-17 victory over New Orleans that he ran to the Cowboys locker room yelling, “We Dat!” Bryant was taking a shot at Saints fans and their popular cheer, “Who Dat?”


GAME RECAP – Dallas Cowboys rout Rob Ryan’s Saints, 38-17

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THE BOY IS BACK: Morris Claiborne returns to Valley Ranch facility after Tuesday afternoon departure | Coach speaks | Mo speaks | Scandrick speaks | Fan and Media reaction

THE BOY IS BACK - Morris Claiborne back at Valley Ranch facility after Tuesday afternoon departure - Coach speaks - Mo speaks - Scandrick speaks - Fan and Media reaction

IRVING, Texas – Morris Claiborne has returned to the Dallas Cowboys following a brief and unexcused absence Tuesday night – a result of a demotion following Sunday’s win against St. Louis. Continue reading →

2014-2015 GAME 3 RECAP: Dallas vs. St. Louis | Your comeback Cowboys corral the Rams, 34-31 | The Dallas Cowboys historic game of redemptions | Gameday videos | NFL Analysis

2014-2015 GAME 3 RECAP - Dallas vs. St. Louis - Your comeback Cowboys corral the Rams, 34-31 - The Dallas Cowboys game of redemptions - Gameday videos - NFL Analysis - Dez

FIRST TAKE VIDEO – The tale of two halves in St. Louis | 3:27 | First impressions of the 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys week 3 victory at St. Louis (Watch | Listen)


GAME RECAP – Dallas Cowboys post historic comeback win

Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. It’s amazing the things you can accomplish when, you know, you actually hold on to the ball. And when you can take it from the other guy? Well, that’s a recipe for success.

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2014-2015 GAME 2 RECAP: Dallas vs. Tennessee | Cowboys run away road win vs. Titans, 26-10 | Murray carries Dallas Cowboys to dominant win | Gameday videos

2014-2015 GAME 2 RECAP - Dallas vs. Tennessee - Tony Romo hands ball to DeMarco Murray

FIRST TAKE VIDEO – Murray & McClain show up big | 2:45 | First impressions of the Dallas Cowboys week 2 victory at Tennessee. (Watch | Listen)


GAME RECAP – DeMarco Murray leads Dallas Cowboys to a 26-10 win

The Dallas Cowboys went old school in their impressive 26-10 victory over Tennessee, using a grinding rushing attack, solid specials teams and another good performance from the defense to come away with their first win of the season.  Continue reading →

2014-2015 GAME 1 RECAP: San Francisco vs. Dallas | Cowboys opener spoiled by 49ers, 28-17 | Early turnovers overshadow decent defensive effort | Game analysis | Gameday videos

2014-2015 GAME 1 RECAP - San Francisco vs. Dallas - Cowboys opener spoiled by 49ers, 28-17 - Early turnovers overshadow decent defensive effort - Analysis - Videos

FIRST TAKE VIDEO – Dallas Cowboys can’t overcome early struggles | 3:54 | First impressions of the Dallas Cowboys loss against SF 49ers. (Watch | Listen)


GAME RECAP – Dallas Cowboys fall to visiting San Francisco 49ers, 28-17

A fumble, an interception, untimely penalties, poor play selection and 21 points surrendered.

And that was just the first quarter.  Continue reading →

2014 NFL WAIVER PICK-UP: Unclaimed DE Michael Sam joins Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad | NFL Pro Scouting Report | Sam’s comments from Valley Ranch | Team and Media Reaction | Dallas Radio Shows

2014-2015 NFL WAIVER PICK-UP - Unclaimed DE Michael Sam joins Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad - NFL Pro Scouting Report - Team and Media Reaction - Dallas Radio Shows

Michael Sam: Going To Help The Team Any Way I Can | 4:00 | Michael Sam speaks with the media after today’s practice at Valley Ranch. (Watch | Listen)


IRVING, TexasMichael Sam’s NFL journey will continue in Dallas. Continue reading →

DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER 2014 | Meet your initial 53-man squad | 2014 Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad taking shape | Final roster cut-down | Player trade

DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER 2014 - Teams 53-man squad set - Practice Squad taking shape - Final roster cut-down - Player trade

IRVING, Texas – The 2014 Dallas Cowboys roster for Week 1 against San Francisco is bound to look change. But for the time being, this is the team’s 53-man roster – a group that has several surprising additions and subtractions, particularly at quarterback. Continue reading →

OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN: Dallas Cowboys LB DeVonte Holloman’s suffers career-ending neck injury | Former coach, players react | LBs continue position shifts in aftermath

OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN - Dallas Cowboys LB DeVonte Holloman's suffers career-ending neck injury - Former coach, players react - LBs continue position shifts in aftermath

Reaction to Holloman Retirement | 3:33 | Jason Garrett and Dallas Cowboys players react to the news of DeVonte Holloman’s career-ending neck injury. (Video | Audio)

Jason Garrett – Holloman’s future; Starters playing time | 15:22 | Coach Garrett speaks with the media prior to leaving for this weekend’s preseason game at Miami. (Video | Audio)


IRVING, Texas – With just one season under his belt, DeVonte Holloman’s career seems to be over.  Continue reading →

THE BOYS BAY-CITY BRAWL: Dallas Cowboys joint practice with Oakland Raiders gets physical, twice | Tony Romo fired up about team and upcoming Baltimore Ravens game

THE BOYS BAY-CITY BRAWL - Dallas Cowboys joint practice with Oakland Raiders gets physical, twice - The Boys Are Back 2014

Watch the fight that breaks out between Cowboys and Raiders | :48 | A fight breaks out during joint practices between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. (Watch VideoContinue reading →

FACING THE COACH, TEAM, MEDIA: Dallas Cowboys acquire CB from Patriots by trading Ben Bass | Orlando Scandrick talks about his 4 game suspension | Jason Garrett Press Conference | Dallas Cowboys fan reaction

FACING THE COACH, TEAM, MEDIA - Orlando Scandrick talks about his 4 game suspension - Jason Garrett Press Conference - Dallas Cowboys fan reaction - Analysis

Orlando Scandrick: This Will Never Happen Again | 5:24 | Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick talks about his 4 game suspension. (Watch | Listen)

Jason Garrett Press Conference: Scandrick’s suspension; Raiders practice | 16:47 | Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett speaks to the media before his teams afternoon practice with the Oakland Raiders. (Watch | Listen)


OXNARD, CA – Cornerback Orlando Scandrick clarified how his four-game suspension came about today (Tuesday) and blamed no one but himself.   Continue reading →

2014 PRESEASON ROSTER RUNDOWN: Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr returns | Stephen Goodin, Tom Hornsey added; Andre Cureton and Cody Mandell released | OG Brian Clarke cut; replaced with AFL veteran Wayne Tribue | DB’s debut | Club expected to sign RB D.J. Adams; release Ben Malena

2014 PRESEASON ROSTER RUNDOWN - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr returns - The Boys Are Back website 2014

Brandon Carr: I Worked Out In a Church Parking Lot | 5:07 | Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr returned to training camp after the passing of his mother last week. He talked about those difficult times and the support he received from his teammates. (Watch | Listen)


OXNARD, CA – For a couple of weeks while his teammates were out in California grinding through training camp, Brandon Carr was in the middle of his own grind.   Continue reading →

STAR DEFENDER SIDELINED BY NFL: Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick suspended | Cornerback will miss first 4 weeks of 2014-2015 NFL season

STAR DEFENDER SIDELINED BY NFL: Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick suspended | Cornerback will miss first 4 weeks of 2014-2015 NFL season

Orlando Scandrick will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014-2015 NFL season, according to Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones. Continue reading →

THE GREAT HORNYGATE SCANDAL: Jerry Jones addresses recent off-the-field issues | Photos are a misrepresentation | Women lawyer up | “Son of God” exposes “Sins of Jerry Jones” | Story is weirder than the photos

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discusses recent off the field issues as well as the play of the defense and Tony Romo - The Boys Are Back website 2014

Jerry Jones – Off the field issues & more | 7:07 | Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discusses recent off the field issues as well as the play of the defense and Tony Romo. (Watch | Listen)


OXNARD, Calif. – Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones spoke to the media and addressed several off-field issues that have faced the organization recently.  Continue reading →

2014 PRESEASON GAME RECAP: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers | Defense struggled without key starters | Players performance reviewed | Broaddus from the broadcast booth | Ahmad Dixon shines | Third-string RB battle taking shape

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Highlights Video | Cowboys at Chargers | 2:21 | The San Diego Chargers played host to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 of the preseason, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden had 107 yards and a touchdown. (Watch | No Audio)

First Take | 3:33 | Break down of the game from Qualcomm Stadium after the Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers opener. (Watch | ListenContinue reading →

2014 PRESEASON GAME RECAP: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers | Starter-less opener brings expected combination of good and bad | Brandon Weeden plays well | Most of the first-string defense sits out game one

2014 PRESEASON GAME RECAP - Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers - Opener brings expected combination of good and bad - Weeden played well - Most of the first-string defense sits out game one

SAN DIEGO – Take the good with the bad after two quarters of preseason football – there was a decent amount of both.  Continue reading →

THE BOYS ARE BACK TONIGHT: 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers | Pre-Season opener 2014 | Weeden getting feet wet | Nine intriguing players to watch | Five storylines to watch

THE BOYS ARE BACK TONIGHT - 2014-2014 Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers - Pre-Season opener 2014 - Weeden getting feet wet - Players to watch

SAN DIEGO – When Brandon Weeden signed with the Dallas Cowboys back on March 17, he had both short-term and long-term goals.  Continue reading →

2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE: Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence out with broken foot | DE back to Dallas for surgery | Garrett, Marinelli discuss options without Lawrence | Analysis

2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE - Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence out with broken foot - DE back to Dallas for surgery - Garrett, Marinelli discuss options without Lawrence - Analysis

DeMarcus Lawrence Goes Down | :27 | Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end and second round draft pick DeMarcus Lawrence went down with a foot injury during Tuesday’s practice. Reports have him expected to miss 8-12 weeks (Watch Video)

Jason Garrett: DeMarcus Lawrence injury; Tyron Smith extension | 13:59 | Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett addresses the media from Oxnard. (Watch | Listen)

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DALLAS COWBOY FOR LIFE: America’s Team signs Tyron Smith to eight-year contract extension

DALLAS COWBOY FOR LIFE - America’s Team signs OT Tyron Smith to eight-year contract extension - The Boys Are Back website 2014

Tyron Smith: Happy to be a Dallas Cowboy for life | 3:40 | Dallas Cowboys LT Tyron Smith talks about his 8-year extension and everything that went into it. (Watch | Listen)

Stephen Jones: Tyron deserved to be the highest paid LT | 7:01 | Stephen Jones speaks with the media about the 8-year extension given to Tyron Smith. (Watch | Listen)

OXNARD, CA – The Dallas Cowboys have signed NFL Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith to the biggest non-quarterback deal in franchise history.

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2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE: Dez Bryant continues rise as player and team leader | “Walk around like a champion” | NFL Network interviews with Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones

2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE - Dez Bryant committed to winning - “Walk around like a champion” - NFL Network interviews with Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones

Dez Bryant: “Walk around like a Champion” | 8:07 | Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant chats with Rich Eisen and Michael Irvin about his strong desire to win in the 2014-2015 season under the new offense. (Watch Video | No Audio)

Jerry on drafting Manziel “It was that close” | 8:00 | Jerry Jones sits down with Michael Irvin and Rich Eisen to discuss the upcoming 2014-2015 NFL season and how the Dallas Cowboys nearly drafted Johnny Manziel last May. (Watch Video | No Audio)

Dez Bryant: Contract will take care of itself | 4:39 | Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant meets with the media after a recent morning practice to talk about his expectations for the wide receiver group heading into camp. (Video | Audio)


RELATED: Dez Bryant continues to rise as a player and a young team leader

OXNARD, CA – By almost any measure, whether it’s his gaudy statistics, his rapidly-approaching payday or even his Madden rating, Dez Bryant is considered one of the league’s top receivers.

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2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE: The Boys Are Back in pads | Claiborne and Williams tempers flair | Cross-Training in the trenches

2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE - The Boys Are Back in pads - Claiborne and Williams tempers flair - Cross-Training in the trenches

Training Camp 1-on-1 Drills: Tempers flare between Claiborne & Williams | 12:33 | Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys in full pads, which brought out some heated battles between receivers vs. defensive backs. (Watch Video)

First padded practice leads to first camp scuffle | 1:30 | Dallas Cowboys teammates Terrance Williams and Morris Claiborne separated. Both players, Jason Witten, and Jerry Jones react after practice. (Watch | Listen)

BEFORE THE FACT: Dallas Cowboys prepare for first padded practice of camp | 1:00 | Listen to what some of the Dallas Cowboys players had to say about preparing to put the pads on for the first time on Saturday afternoon. (Watch | Listen)


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