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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Cowboys ready for Tashard Choice

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Tashard Choice has yet to carry the ball for Washington since being claimed by the Redskins on Halloween off waivers from the Cowboys because of a hamstring injury.

While Choice has said Sunday will be his debut, Washington coach Mike Shanahan was not as sure, but it adds a juicy storyline to the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry. Choice was more the people’s champ in his time with the Cowboys than the coaches’ favorite even if he had some decent games.

This season, however, was a disappointment with 75 yards on 28 carries before his injury led to his release.

Choice can change his mood with a decent game Sunday.

“He’s going to be ready,” defensive end Stephen Bowen said Wednesday. “He’s definitely going to be ready. I’m not going to say too much on his part. I know he’ll be ready.”

And the Cowboys, who have had some run defense woes the last three games, know Choice will be talking on the field like he did in practices for three-plus seasons.

“Of course,” Bradie James said. “As soon as he left and signed there I’m sure he circled this one. He’ll be ready. We’ll be ready.”