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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Report: Barber will start

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley


DENVER -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN's Ed Werder before today's game that running back Marion Barber will get the start. As I reported Saturday, I think the Cowboys would like to give Tashard Choice the majority of the carries against the Broncos. But if Choice struggles at all, the Cowboy may be forced to extend Barber and his injured left quad.

We'll keep a close eye on that situation for you. Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told Werder on Saturday that he's planning to constantly disguise his defense in an attempt to confuse Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. McDaniels said that he doesn't want to "show his cards" to Romo.

It's not a bad approach. Last December, Romo appeared very confused by what the Steelers and Ravens were doing to him.