Marion Barber’s Future In Dallas

Ok at the end of 2007 I was a full out supporter for Marion being the starter, but at the end of 2008 I would just like him to be featured in the 2nd half again and on our 2nd and 3rd and shorts again.

Dont get me wrong I love Marion to death, it’s just that it takes him the whole first half to warm up and get to running like the beast he is. Which brings me to the question that has been plauging me since I had the oppurtunity to watch Felix Jones and Tashard Choice run. That question is “Will Marion Barber return to Dallas after 2009?”.

My personal opinion is that if Felix “The Cat” stays healthy this season and runs like he did at the start of 2008 and Tashard “The Peoples Choice” embraces his oppurtunities like I know he can then I dont think Marion will be in Dallas in 2010 because we can’t keep 3 good rb’s all 3 of them would be highly wanted in the league.

So for 2010 I believe our rb lineup will Felix Jones starting and Tashard Choice backing him up and Alonzo Coleman or some similar half-way decent rb at 3rd string.

This is probably my biggest thought I want to hear your opinions about so please comment and let me know how you feel on this situation.

  1. cowboy joe
    cowboy joe says:

    josh im with you back when julius was starting didnt it seem when mb3 came into the game the boys intensity picked up big time? but hes not going to last very long as a featured back felix starting and mb3 spelling him in short yardage situations is the smartest move , i dont see TC getting many carries unless someone gets hurt. there only so many balls to go around

  2. nate
    nate says:

    this is a tough one. good post. felix and tashard have a few years b4 we try and redo a deal, so i think we stick to what we have. injuries WILL happen and we need to not miss a beat. barber should go back to 3rd down and closer though. i lkie tashard to start and felix to come in as change of pace and return kicks and punts.

  3. Kelly Horn
    Kelly Horn says:

    I love the idea of the three-headed monster, but that may not be sensible for too long. I think we will take a look at the next season and then figure out which of the 3 is the most dominate and most valuable. Tough call, but lets play another season. Who knows, anything could happen.

  4. Cowboy Bill
    Cowboy Bill says:

    As far as I’m concerned Barber is the starter. Nothing against Felix Jones but MBIII is the guy. Jones will get plenty of touches all year. He is also the primary kick returner. Do you really want your starting RB to also return kicks? I know I don’t. But I think the competition is a good thing. It will bring out the best in all 3 backs.

  5. Riggs
    Riggs says:

    No..MB3 is the man! Its great hes the starter for a punch, then we get Felix in and hes the is that bad? Choice is good but he cant be compared to Barber and Jones….those two are a GREAT combo..Choice..of course hes great Im not saying that hes quick, but come on, compared to the muscle of Barber? He just dont stack up, keep Barber and Felix, get rid of choice.

  6. Cowboys Baby!!
    Cowboys Baby!! says:

    Barber stays!!! Come on now, I’m starting to get the sense that just because someone has a not so great season we want to out them, so what happens you replace MB3 with Felix or Jones, and the minute they screw up or have a not so great season, everyone starts bitching and moaning!!! As Real Cowboy Fans we should have just a little bit more faith in our guys..Come on Now!!!

  7. james
    james says:

    I wish we could keep all 3 look at the success in NY,learn from the best in these situations that is what we should do. we have to figure a name for all 3 backs. Especially now we know for a fact Choice can run in the NFL (he did exceptional against Pittsburgh and Balyimore) the 2 best defenses in the league,pay Barber and keep Felix and Tashard because we will do big damage with all 3.

  8. Josh Bradley
    Josh Bradley says:

    Ok guys to clear things up I dont want Marion out im just saying what i just dont feel Marion can be the starting back and perform like he needs to in the second half but his stamina could improve this off season and we will see soon enough but this was just something that was on the top of my head that i had to write and get everyones feelings even if it meant taking a shot or two for the context of the article

  9. izzy
    izzy says:

    ok look i think you should just change Marion to full back. yea Anderson is good but in my opinion Marion would be good at full back.