Thursday, November 25, 2010

RB Snaps - Week 10 vs Lions

Tashard Choice was able to play for a series in the 3rd Quarter when Felix Jones was being checked for an injury in the locker-room. It was the short series after Sean Lee and Jason Hatcher came up with the fumble inside the Lions 20. Choice did a nice job in his limited duty, including a very key blitz pickup on the Touchdown throw to Austin.

Otherwise, we saw that Marion Barber had the majority of the work as the game went on. Say what you want about Barber, but it is clear he is the best "closer" the Cowboys have and a real natural for that spot of running against 9 man fronts as the Cowboys try to run the 4-minute drill and kill the game. Problem is, just like in baseball, what is the point of having a closer if you never have the lead?

As for Felix, we continue to see signs, but I would really like to see more before the end of the season where he proves that he is beyond a shadow of a doubt the #1 RB for the Cowboys moving forward. There have been hints and moments, but still, 3 years into his career, not enough to feel like that position is set for the next few years.

TOTAL SNAPS FOR RBs vs Detroit (56 plays)


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There were 2 occasions where Barber and Jones were on the field for the same play. Neither play went well.


WK 1282813
Wk 231337
Wk 3301710
Wk 423511
Wk 524330
Wk 613420
Wk 722388
Wk 892713
Wk 915310
Wk 1025275

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In case this is your first time to check these numbers, this is all about snaps on the field - not touches or run plays. This is merely intended to see who is on the field and who is on the sideline for the Cowboys offense.

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