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For those of you out there not as obsessed with Greek mythology as I am--I'm going to guess 99% of you--Cerberus was the three-headed monster that guarded the gates of Hell.
How does this relate to the Cowboys?
They also have a three-headed monster, and it plays running back.
Leading this charge is Marion Barber; one of the most powerful running backs this league has seen since Earl Campbell.
Here are Barber's stats for the past 4 years:
2005-13 games played-138 carries-5 tds
2006-16 games played-135 carries-14 tds
2007-16 games played-204 carries-10 tds
2008-15 games played-238 carries- 7 tds
Remember that these stats were from seasons where he wasn't the starting running back. 2009 will be his first season as the starter, and as we've seen, his carries have increased with each season.
What keeps Marion Barber from being the number 1 running back on a lot of lists are the other two heads; Felix Jones and Tashard Choice.
Felix Jones is the Bolter(I'm replacing speedster with Bolter henceforth in honor of Usain Bolt's ego) from Arkansas. In 2008 he showed the world his blazing speed with early touchdown runs exceeding 50 yards.
The other head is Tashard Choice. Thought of as just a throwaway, Choice shed that opinion when he ran for 135 yards against the mighty Steelers defense.
I can say with clear conscience that this is the league's best running game.
The problem lies in how many carries they will vulture from each other.
The only one to be drafted with any reliability is Barber aka Mr. Goalline Carries R'Us.
Choice should be grabbed as a handcuff and Felix Jones should be taken in leagues that grant Points Per Reception and Points for return yards.