Dallas Cowboys’ running back Tashard Choice came into last week’s game against the Green Bay Packers encouraged that he would see a greater role in the offense. The belief was based on a conversation Choice had with then-head coach Wade Phillips, in which Phillips told Choice to “be ready.”
In a way, Choice did see his role grow on Sunday night. He had three carries for nine yards in what a baseball pitcher would refer to as “mop-up” work. This is his second greatest attempt total this season--he had five in week one--and his first since the Houston game in week three, but far less than Choice expected.
It’s not as though Dallas has much to lose in making a change; the team is statistically the second worst in football with respect to rushing yards per game, with 75.6. But seemingly unable to break through with the coaching staff in any other way, Choice is turning to a higher power.
“I don't know, man,” Choice said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It's just tough. It's always tough when you get an opportunity to go in the game and it's late in the fourth quarter, but all you can do is just go in there and try to play, man. It's hard not to be able to get in the football game and contribute early, but it is how it is.
"I'm praying. I'm not saying I'm the best player, I just hope I can play a little bit. That's all.''
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