Tashard Choice could get more work
November, 5, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
I ranked Tashard Choice 39th at running back in Wednesday's Week 9 rankings, and even though I was the only one of the four rankers who felt the third option for the woebegone Dallas Cowboys deserved such an honor, I felt good about it. Frankly, as we hit Friday with Felix Jones a health (and production) question mark and Marion Barber having the look of a much older player, I feel even better about ranking him.
The past two summers, fantasy owners/Cowboys fans have talked about Jones as if he was the next Tony Dorsett, and I admit to expecting big things from the Arkansas running back this season. However, it's just not happening. Jones broke off a 34-yard run in the Week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans en route to 109 rushing yards and 11 fantasy points, but since then he's carried the ball 31 times for 89 yards. Do the math, that's not promising. Jones hasn't scored this season, hasn't looked like the breakaway speed demon he was supposed to be, and with injuries either affecting his play or keeping him from the field for a third consecutive season -- now it's his left ankle and left forearm -- he's starting to get that brittle tag.
Ray Carlin/Icon SMITashard Choice has just 52 total yards this year but may be poised for bigger things soon.