Marion Barber saw a drastic drop in his production last season and even found himself on the sidelines watching former first round pick Felix Jones take over the starting job. It seemed to be the beginning of the end for Barber’s time in Big D and that speculation seems to be getting closer to reality.
Bob Sturm of the Dallas Morning News believes that Barber will not be with the Cowboys at the start of next season.
“I don’t see any way Barber is back. I just can’t see any upside. He has no special teams possibilities. He is slowing down. There is no point carrying on any longer,” wrote Sturm.
This seems to echo what the offical Cowboys website said in March: “It’s starting to look more and more like Barber won’t really fit into the Cowboys’ plans for 2011 and beyond.”
Barber is due a big roster bonus when a new agreement between the NFL players and owners is in place and his base salary is way to high for a guy who produces as little as he does. Barber is still relatively young and should find himself a home as a role player on a team’s 2011 roster, but that team will likely not be the Dallas Cowboys.