WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 18: Former player Daryl Johnston testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill September 18, 2007 in Washington, DC. Former players and league officials appeared before the committee for a hearing on the "NFL Retirement System," focusing on the current compensation system for retirees with claims of advanced injuries that became symptomatic after retiring from the NFL. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Like former receiver Drew Pearson, former fullback Daryl Johnston believes the team is in line to win a good amount of ballgames in 2010. The three-time Super Bowl Champion took some time to discuss his feelings on the current squad last week on ESPN Radio 103.3’s “Galloway and Company”, before his appearance at the Reebok Heroes Charity Baseball Game.
Among other things, Johnston has a strong opinion on the team’s situation at running back—which has served as a talking point for many fans around the area. And like many fans around the area, he believes that both Felix Jones and Tashard Choice have earned more carries.
Choice and Jones have served the past two seasons in ancillary roles, as Marion Barber has been the starter. As Barber slowed toward the end of last season, and struggled with injury over the past two years, many have come to believe he’d be served well by a return to the “closer” role, in which he flourished in 2007.
“I think Felix, because of his big-play potential, has earned the right to have more snaps, especially early in the game,” Johnston said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think Marion's strength is taking time off the clock late in the game. But that doesn't mean he's a third- or fourth-quarter back. I think he needs his touches in the first half, too. Tashard has shown that he deserves more touches.
“It's a great position for Jason Garrett to be in and it's a difficult situation to try to make everyone happy.”
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