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Handcuff quandry

Postby Warpigs » Thu May 20, 2010 7:44 pm

Now that Felix Jones has been named the official starting RB for Dallas, who is the RB to target as a handcuff? The RB battle in Dallas could be an interesting one to watch this offseason.
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby bungle613 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:20 pm

Here is a projection for the workload this year...

Felix Jones: 210
Marion Barber: 125
Tashard Choice: 55

Mine would be

Jones - 190
Barber - 125
Choice - 75
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Thu May 20, 2010 10:26 pm

The immediate handcuff is MBIII but in the next few years. Eventually the Cowboys will have to make a choice between MBIII and choice. I think they will eventually release MBIII and rely on Choice as the banger.
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby Kareighuis » Thu May 20, 2010 11:47 pm

This year, I think the RB2 position will be too murky to determine who the handcuff is. Jones' propensity to get injured murks the situation even more. Long-term, though, I think Choice is the man to own, considering their respective ADP/trade value.
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby portisfan24 » Fri May 21, 2010 2:32 am

MBIII actually performed well when he was the "backup" to Julius Jones, especially in the 4th quarter. I don't know if it will be the same situation, but I think Barber could be a good pickup who is bound to fall because of this news.
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby da bears » Fri May 21, 2010 8:10 am

Kareighuis wrote:This year, I think the RB2 position will be too murky to determine who the handcuff is. Jones' propensity to get injured murks the situation even more. Long-term, though, I think Choice is the man to own, considering their respective ADP/trade value.


spot on here, I'll target Choice sit back a few weeks til the injury bug hits and boom.
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Fri May 21, 2010 7:19 pm

The one guy I won't be taking here is Jones.

I think Barber's going to have a pretty good role here. He do goal-line, short-yardage, some 3rd down (he's a better blocker than Felix; he'll do maybe 2/3 of 3rd downs?). He'll also be the "4th-quarter back" like last year. Felix will be the primary back (probably similar to what Julius was on the Cowboys, except he'll be a ton better at it. Choice will do specialty plays (wildcat) and get the odd carry here and there, but he's useless until one of the other two go down.

I really like Marion Barber this year. I think he's a good flex option in 12-team leagues. After this news, he'll be drafted as a bench player....
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Re: Handcuff quandry

Postby moochman » Mon May 24, 2010 11:26 pm

It will be interesting to see if not carrying the ball as much will help keep Barber fresher and make him a force in the redzone. Were I Dallas, I would have to consider running Jones between the 20s, and a Barber/Choice backfield in the redzone. I hate the Cowboys.
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