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Growing belief that Christine Michael will replace Randle as Cowboys' starting RB

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We already know the Dallas Cowboys will be emerging from their bye week with one big change on offense after Jason Garrett revealed Matt Cassel would replace Brandon Weeden as quarterback versus the Giants in week eight.

And it is looking increasingly likely that there will be another new man lining up to start behind the former Vikings signal caller.

That's after well-respected Cowboys beat writer Bryan Broaddus added his voice to those claiming Christine Michael will be handed the starting running back job this Sunday.


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Speaking on Dallas radio show, 'Cowboys Break. Broaddus said that he expect Michael to start in week seven.

There have been rumors about Michael earning a promotion ever since the Cowboys' humbling defeat to the Patriots in week five.

And, hearing Broaddus speak with confidence on the change will likely convince many Cowboys fans that the franchise is indeed planning to switch things up in the backfield.

There is no doubt the decision, coming with Dallas sitting on a 2-3 record, is a comment on Joseph Randle's form so far in 2015, but will Michael really do any better?


The former Seattle Seahawks star has long been lauded as a breakout star, based largely on his seemingly perfect measurables.

However, despite entering the league in 2013, the 5' 10", 220 pound RB has a very small sample size with which to judge his NFL quality.

To date, Michael has 54 carries for a total of 259 yards and, should he start against the Giants, it would be the first start of his NFL career.

Regardless, with Joseph Randle having failed to live up to his preseason hype - hype largely generated by himself - and with Dallas needing something to change on offense, there will be many Cowboys fans welcoming the franchise's brave move this week.

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