The inevitable will happen. The Dallas Cowboys cannot field and afford three running backs, each who could probably start on at least half of the NFL teams. Tashard Choice and Felix Jones are two years into their careers, while Marion Barber is a NFL veteran.
What I don’t want to see happen is the Cowboys lose one of these guys to free agency. Some team out there needs a running back and one of those teams will take any one of these three studs. This means the Cowboys must consider trading one of these three running backs, even though this three-headed monster has come in real handy because of injuries—which sort of opens the door to speculation.
Is Tashard Choice the future? Well, he has had some runs that made him resemble Marion Barber with the sheer power he uses to push through defensive lineman.
Marion Barber certainly is a player who motivates and pumps up the team. Is he the guy the Cowboys should consider trading? Picks or players?
Or do the Cowboys part ways early with Felix Jones, who cannot stay healthy, but is very dangerous–very very dangerous, when he is in the game.
Wow. Tough call. But notice how I leave Choice out of the trade talks. That’s because after watching most of his game tapes, he really looks like a player who can be a star in this league–full time. I think it would be a huge error to trade him away. In fact, the Cowboys coaching staff want to get him more carries. Do you blame them? He’s really good.
This sort of reminds me of the day we traded Herschel Walker to the Vikings. We traded our best player on the team? A few years later we were a dynasty.
Can the Cowboys financially sustain these three running backs into the future? It becomes the toughest choice in the history of the organization in my opinion. But if the Cowboys want to seriously address the weaknesses they have on offense and defense, all three of these guys could do that.
If you were the Cowboys GM, who would you trade?