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Jones: Holland Will Likely Start; Choice, Murray Will Split Carries

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    Jerry Jones made a radio appearance this morning on 105.3 FM The Fan this morning to discuss the upcoming Cowboys-Rams game, and most of what he said was characteristically obvious. Namely, Jones said that DeMarco Murray and Tashard Choice would split carries, which seems to be the team’s only real option with starter Felix Jones out with an ankle injury.

    In less predictable news, Jones said that Montrae Holland, who spent the past three seasons with the team before being released after training camp and then re-signed this week, would likely get the start at left guard. The veteran Holland would replace starter Bill Nagy, who’s out for the season with a fractured ankle.

    As for the running situation, Jones expanded on the thinking behind the seemingly obvious move.

    "We've shown that we've split the carries and in this circumstance that's very appropriate since DeMarco is still very early on in his repetitions, his time that he's sorted through the blocking," Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. "He's gotten more reps, he's patient is the word that you hear a lot, in other words let the blockers do their job if they can if it's there.

    “What happened to us last week is we did get, what I call big-boyed and they really did put a lot of pressure on the interior of our line and when they saw it working they kept it coming and we had to really adjust for that and we got a lot of plays that were behind the line of scrimmage. But I do expect us to adjust for that.”

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