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Dallas Cowboys move fast to sign Joseph Randle replacement to roster

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The Dallas Cowboys took decisive action yesterday when they opted to release Joseph Randle from their roster.

The Cowboys, at one point this season, had a crowded backfield consisting of four running back options - the departure of the controversy-courting Randle left them with just Darren McFadden and Christine Michael as legitimate options.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, however, the committee is soon to be back up to three, with the Cowboys heading to Washington to recruit the latest member of their roster.

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Trey Williams, 23, was signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of the 2015 draft class having enjoyed a fairly successful college career at Texas A&M.

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After amassing 1,676 combined yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons in Aggieland, the young back - who also played his high school football in Texas - will now have another opportunity to play his football in the lone-star state.

And it looks like Williams is excited to get to work in Dallas, having already retweeted a 'welcome video' on Twitter.

Although he didn't see the active roster during his time in Washington, Williams did register one touchdown and 127 yards on 31 carries during the preseason, leaving some Redskins fans to rue his departure today.

As for the Cowboys, with Darren McFadden now the clear starting running back, and fellow former A&M star Christine Michael as his backup, Williams will have to bide his time for any opportunities.

Still, with his home-state background and electric skill set, he is already generating a buzz amongst Dallas fans.

Cowboys fans: Can Williams have a role, and does it help he is a Texas native? Have your say in the comments below...

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