When the Dallas Cowboys begin training camp in preparation for the 2014-15 regular season, there will be an interesting competition to keep an eye on in the backfield. After the addition of Ryan Williams, we could be seeing a shake up on the Dallas roster.
Williams, a second-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2011 NFL Draft, is expected to compete for a back up role behind starting running back DeMarco Murray, but he will be facing competition from Lance Dunbar and last year’s fifth-round pick Joseph Randle.
In a Q&A session with fans, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas discusses Williams’ impact on the Cowboys roster and he believes that Randle will be the player in the most jeopardy of losing his spot on the roster.
Of course, it all will come down to whether or not Williams is able to stay on the field.
Williams would be the type of back who could fill in if something happened to DeMarco Murray. That’s why I think Randle could be in more jeopardy. But I’ll repeat this: Let’s see if Williams can stay healthy.
Dunbar will serve as more of a change-of-pace running back for the Cowboys which would make him more valuable in the team’s rotation.
We will have to see how the running back competition plays out, but it is clear that the addition of Williams could end up costing one of the Cowboys’ running backs from a year ago their spot with the team.