IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas coach Jason Garrett says running back Joseph Randle is away from the team dealing with a personal issue and won't play against Seattle this weekend because of a back injury.
Randle appeared at practice Wednesday before leaving the team's facility, and he left after a brief appearance at the facility Thursday morning. Garrett declined to discuss the specifics of Randle's absence.
The third-year back started the first six games for the Cowboys (2-4), but Garrett said Darren McFadden would start against the Seahawks (3-4) on Sunday after rushing for 152 yards on 29 carries last week against the New York Giants.
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Randle injured his back after two carries against New York. Christine Michael and Rod Smith are the backups to McFadden.
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