Discussion

Cowboys' backfield looking more Choice

Updated: September 29, 2009, 2:08 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

Felix Jones looks as if he could be a special football player. I don't think there's much doubt about this, as fantasy owners salivate at the possibilities. Marion Barber is already a RB1 in most leagues. But the bigger story here is the Dallas Cowboys look as though they're going to be a special running team, and it's for this reason fantasy owners need to take third-stringer Tashard Choice seriously. Right now he's the healthiest relevant Cowboys running back.

The Cowboys have run for more than 200 yards for two consecutive weeks, the first time that has happened since Tony Dorsett was leading the way in 1979. Yeah, it's been that long. Rushing for 200 yards is impressive, and it's not as if the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers are pushovers. These teams went 24-8 a season ago. The current Panthers are a mess offensively, but they're not easy to run on. The Cowboys made it look easy, even sans Barber and with the exciting Jones hurting his knee after only eight carries.

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