While most Dallas Cowboys insiders weren’t surprised that the team released RB Tashard Choice, most national media were. That probably just goes to show how little the national media knows about individual teams, but we’ll leave that conversation for another day.
The truth is, Choice wasn’t playing well and he was never a favorite of Jason Garrett. That’s how you end up getting cut.
But, good news for Choice, he was claimed today by the running-back-needy Washington Redskins, according to Adam Schefter.
“The Redskins claimed former Cowboys running back Tashard Choice on waivers,” Schefter tweets.
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Ryan Torain just hasn’t been getting it done, but then again falling behind 20-0 doesn’t help a coach stick with the run game. Tim Hightower is out for the year and all they have is Torain and Roy Helu. And knowing how Mike Shanahan rotates his backs, Choice will get a chance to show that he can play for them (if they aren’t down 20-0).
Choice averaged just 2.7-yards per carry this season, so memo to Washington D.C., you aren’t getting Barry Sanders.
However, the Redskins are getting a guy that over the last few seasons has filled in admirably when his number was called. It remains to be seen whether he’ll bet that guy, or the 2.7-yards per carry guy.