Journalists love athletes like Tashard Choice. The pun possibilities are just off the charts. 'Easy Choice', 'Healthy Choice', 'The Choice is Yours', ect. These jokes write themselves! With the Cowboys heading into Sunday without Felix Jones, and with a banged up Marion Barber, fantasy owners should love Choice, too. Dallas coach Wade Phillips reiterated today that Choice will see more carries than normal.
The second year running back has looked good in limited action. As a rookie, Choice averaged over five yards per carry, but only had 92 attempts. Last week against Carolina, he had a season-high 18 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Expect more of the same this week when the Cowboys head to Denver.
We're talking about a third-string running back who has been patiently waiting for an opportunity. This is it. Choice sounds like he's ready to make the most of it.
"If you only get three or four carries, every opportunity you get, you have to try to make the best of it, so you have to make big plays,'' Choice said.
He'll be getting the ball a lot more than three or four times on Sunday, I can assure you of that.