Dallas Cowboys waive running back Joseph Randle

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have waived running back Joseph Randle.

The move was made Tuesday, when the third-year player was already away from the team to deal with an unspecified personal issue. He had been ruled out of Sunday's loss to Seattle with a back injury before he took the personal time.

Randle appeared at practice last Wednesday before leaving the team's facility, and he left after a brief appearance Thursday morning. Coach Jason Garrett has declined to discuss the specifics of Randle's absence.

Randle started the first six games for the Cowboys, but Darren McFadden started against the Seahawks after rushing for 152 yards on 29 carries against the New York Giants the previous week.

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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 14: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Cowboys defeated the Titans 26-10. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 14: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Cowboys defeated the Titans 26-10. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (21) and defensive back Jakar Hamilton (23) work through a play during a walk-through practice during Dallas Cowboys Summer Training Camp Thursday August 14, 2014 in Oxnard, Calif. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (21) is wrapped up by the Baltimore Ravens' Lorenzpo Taliaferro during the first quarter in preseason action on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys battles for extra yards while being tackled by Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions after a first quarter catch at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 6: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys warming up before a game against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 51-48. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 6: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys warming up before a game against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 51-48. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 24: Joseph Randle of Oklahoma State in action during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys prepares to throw the ball before the start of their preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball past Ricardo Allen #37 of the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after the Atlanta Falcons beat the Cowboys 39-28 at AT&T Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 21: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball as Jerrell Freeman #50 of the Indianapolis Colts tries to position for the tackle in the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 4: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys tosses the ball after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter of a game at Soldier Field on December 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys warming up before a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 31-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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