Marion Barber throws a bombshell on his new Web site and blog tonight, telling fans that he is “good to go” for Monday night’s prime-time match up against the 0-2 Carolina Panthers at Cowboys Stadium.
“It’s always good to have guys that can step in and play well when needed. Felix Jones and Tashard Choice are both really good backs. But my leg feels good and I’ll be good to go next week.”
This is good news for the Dallas Cowboys. Barber is right: he does have very capabable backups. But there are only a few backs who energize a team like Barber can. Knowing that he is playing makes the running game one notch better. They are called the three-headed monster for a reason; it takes all three of them to make it work.
“We play Carolina at home on Monday Night Football, but it’s just another game. Nothing really changes in terms of our approach just because it’s a Monday night game. The goal is still to go out and win. It’s definitely important to come back with a win after that tough loss. At the end of the day that’s all it comes down to, getting that W.”
Barber makes the announcement as numerous inconsistent stories surfaced that he was either 50/50, not playing, or trying very hard to play.
Hat tip to Player Press