I’m a Cowboys fanatic just as much as you all are. I read your comments on DC.com and I just try and understand where you are coming from. I hear your cry to sit Bobby Carpenter and I agree. However, it seems as though there are a lot of you pulling for Tashard Choice to get start, comparing him to Emmitt, and saying he’s just plain better then Barber. I say you’re crazy.
In Choice’s short career he has been impressive, getting 114 carries and taking them for 572 yards and 3 touchdowns. So that equates to a 5.0 average but only 1 touchdown per 38 touches. He is simply a compliment back and anyone, even Tashard himself, who thinks that Dallas isn’t the perfect fit for him isn’t familiar with the type of league this has become.
Now let me re-familiarize you with Marion Barber, that STARTING tailback for the Dallas Cowboys. Barber has been the option for the boys, in his 5 year career he has 747 carries for 3255 yards and 54 touchdowns. A 4.4 yard average and a touchdown about every 13 carries. Oh yeah, this season, the one some of you are calling for Choice to become the starter in, Barber is out rushing choice, with only 10 more carries Barber has 103 more yards, and averages 1.3 more yards-per-carry.
Now I’m not selling Choice out, I’m just saying lets not be too hasty. Any one of these guys have starting potential but the move just doesn’t make sense. We clearly have a backfield set for success, why change it? Choice and Felix will be the tandem in a few years, but why not give them time to learn. There is much to love about this group and not much to change. Let the races begin!