With Felix Jones out, DeMarco Murray won a temporary starting job with his record-setting performance against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Murray posted a single game franchise record for rushing yards with 253 and scored a touchdown. Fellow rookie Phillip Tanner scored a touchdown as well.
Things didn’t go as well for Tashard Choice. Choice went for eight yards on two carries and surrendered a fumble in the third quarter, on a play that left the Georgia Tech product with an injured shoulder. Needless to say, Choice--who's struggled to find opportunities since joining the Cowboys--wasn’t thrilled with his work following the win.
"It's on me," Choice said of the play on which he fumbled, per ESPN Dallas. "I can't fumble. I don't get that many opportunities and I had one bad play. It's frustrating for me because I know opportunities are limited."
They may be even more limited now that Murray has emerged as a guy who, at the very least, is capable of breaking a longstanding rushing record. But Choice, who said his shoulder should be fine for the Philadelphia game on Sunday night, isn’t giving up on anything.
"I am livid," Choice said. "I take it all: The good and the bad, and keep pushing. I'm really fighting for my team."
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