ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9: Running back Tashard Choice #23 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Tashard Choice will enter Sunday night’s match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles with a career average of 5.1 yards per carry, and the reputation of a man who can play when given the opportunity. It’s been the “opportunity” bit that’s been hard to come by for Choice who, before last Sunday’s victory over Indianapolis, had just 14 carries.
Of course, against Indianapolis, Choice had nineteen chances, and as he is wont to do, he took advantage of them. Choice posted 100 yards rushing, including a 20-yard touchdown run. If, looking back on Jerry Jones’ remarks last week that Choice’s decidedly light workload were a result of poor special teams play, you feel frustrated as a fan, just imagine how Choice must have felt.
The Georgia Tech product, who has never been one to complain, admitted on Wednesday that he was frustrated earlier in the season, and that it led to him playing with what he describes as a “chip on my shoulder.” Justifiably so.
"I always felt I should have had a chance to run the ball," Choice continued, per the Dallas Morning News. "Even when I didn't come, I had to be patient. If my time is now, it's time for me to go."
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