PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Tashard Choice #23 of the Dallas Cowboys scores a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter against of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Earlier in the week, the Eagles announced that Michael Vick would be available for Saturday night's game, meaning that Dallas would have to prepare for the Wildcat; Vick, of course, missed Sunday's game with a quadriceps injury.
Also missing Sunday's game--well, most of it anyway--was Tashard Choice, the conductor of Dallas's variation on the Wildcat, the Razorback. Choice left in the first quarter with a concussion, and registered no carries before inadvertently colliding with an Eagles defender's knee.
Choice's status was left open all week as tests were run, and the sophomore running back was held out of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, he returned to practice yesterday, and is determined to play in Saturday night's playoff game.
"I'm good to go," said Choice on Thursday."I will play."
Under the strict guise of the new NFL policy on concussions, Choice would have been unavailable had he shown any symptom during the week. However, the Georgia Tech product progresses nicely throughout the week, and all signs point to his being available.
Now whether they'll actually use him is another question altogether.