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Four Downs: Tashard Choice steps up

Updated: December 6, 2010, 12:18 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
The Dallas Cowboys surprised the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday, winning in overtime. "America's Team" continues to change its ways following a disappointing first few months of the season. What's also changing is the way the team's running back and wide receiver weapons are being used -- and will be used going forward -- for an enticing final month of games.

At running back, months of wondering why third-stringer Tashard Choice was being used only sparingly ended with his impressive performance Sunday. While Felix Jones looked good rushing 22 times for 83 yards, Choice was better, breaking off a 20-yard touchdown to open the scoring and finishing with the team's second 100-yard rushing outing of the season (Jones had the other, back in Week 5). It's certainly reasonable to expect Choice will continue to get a healthy portion of touches in concert with Jones.

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