By Derek Lofland.
The Dallas Cowboys had an impressive offensive season in 2009. The Cowboys were second in offensive yards gained, sixth in passing yards, seventh in rushing yards and 14th in points scored.
The Cowboys’ passing game was led by QB Tony Romo, who had 4,483 passing yards and 26 passing touchdowns with just nine interceptions.
While the Cowboys’ quarterback situation is very stable, the Cowboys have three running backs that contributed at various points of the season. Marion Barber saw the most action with 214 carries for 932 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns, while adding 26 receptions for 221 yards. Felix Jones had 116 carries for 685 yards rushing and three touchdowns and also compiled 19 receptions for 119 yards. Finally, Tashard Choice added 64 carries for 349 yards and three touchdowns, along with 15 receptions for 132 yards.
That leaves fantasy owners in a bind this year. All three running backs showed potential last year. When healthy and on the field, each is worthy of being in a Fantasy Owner’s starting lineup. Which of the three has the best chance to put up the numbers that Owners look for in a Fantasy Football starting running back?
I think it is clear that Choice is not going to be the No. 1 option. From Week Three to Week Five, Choice had 40 carries for 207 yards and two touchdowns. He failed to earn more than five carries after Week Six in any game...