HOUSTON - AUGUST 28: Running back Tashard Choice #23 of the Dallas Cowboys cuts back on cornerback Sherrick McManis #22 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on August 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
On Sunday, Tashard Choice had 19 carries against the Colts for 100 yards and a touchdown, and in doing so, made the Cowboys--who have struggled in running the ball all season long--look like a group of bumbling buffoons for not playing him sooner.
This is particularly true for owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who suggested in the week leading up to the Indianapolis game that Choice hadn’t seen much time at running back because he was not particularly adept at special teams work.
Now, the Tashard Choice bandwagon is filling quickly, and it already includes the likes of Tony Dorsett, a member of the Ring of Honor who has consistently spoken out against the running back by committee approach favored by so many teams these days. Dorsett said recently that he wouldn’t blame the mild mannered Choice if he did everything he could to get out of town.
"Choice has looked good," Dorsett said, per ESPN Dallas. "He's a baller. I've always liked him. I’ve always said if I [was him and I] wasn’t starting I would be trying to get out of here. He can play in the NFL no question about it."
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