This offseason has been crazy for Jason Garrett. Meetings for head coaching positions, endless ridicule from our (sometimes unfaithful) fan base, and a running gag order, which kept him even more quiet than usual. It seems to me that in the midst of all this, and the hard work he’s putting into his offenses arsenal, he has an obstacle on the horizon.
Tashard Choice finished the season impressively strong. The question is… just how impressive was he? I would say he was a diamond in the rough. Choice finished with 92 rushes for 427 yards with a 5.1 average. On top of that he finished with 21 receptions for 185 yards. Not impressed? How about he accomplished that in 4 games against Pittsburgh, New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia in the thick of a competitive playoff rush. Still not impressed? Against a strong New York Giants Defense Choice dazzled with 9 attempts for 91 yards. Our other running backs? Well, while healthy in Week 9 against the Giants Marion Barber was only 19 for 54.
Now don’t murder me yet Dallas Faithful, if anyone knows how valuable Marion the Barbarian, and Flashy Felix is, it’s me. I love them both and think we are entirely blessed to have them. My argument is simply this: Tashard Choice has earned a chance to have legitimate snaps as a Cowboys tailback. Things that can be done are possibly implementing a split back system with Choice and Jones or implementing him into “I” formations to identify holes to finagle through for some serious downhill running. He would also work well out of the Shotgun. If we can implement all three backs our potential is limitless!
So Jason, you have more to think about than you think, but I think you can handle it!