EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Tashard Choice #23 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts against the New York Giants on December 6, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Cowboys 31-24. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tashard Choice came away from a recent conversation with head coach Wade Phillips encouraged by the belief that, on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, he will return to the running back rotation for the first time since September. Choice’s last carries came on the 28th of that month against Houston, and he has just eight attempts all season.
But Choice told reporters on Thursday that Phillips told him to be ready for the Green Bay game, as he would return to action.
“I’m going to show up,” Choice said, per ESPN Dallas. “If I’m in, I’m on. And it’s on Sunday night, I promise you that.”
Just why Dallas hasn’t mixed Choice in, particularly in the past few weeks, when it was so clear that the current rotation wasn’t working, is beyond us.
Choice has spent his short career with the Cowboys as a sort of highly-talented insurance policy, stepping in for Marion Barber and Felix Jones when necessary, and displaying abilities that would suggest he is capable of starting in this league.
But when asked about their conversation, Phillips was noncommittal.
“I just told him to be ready,” Phillips said.
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