The Cowboys are now without their big-play rookie Felix Jones for the rest of the year. Time to get fellow rookie Tashard Choice more carries to take some wear off Marion Barber. But the Cowboys haven't done it since Felix went out Oct. 12 against Arizona.
Choice had two carries for 13 yards against St. Louis. Five carries for 27 against the New York Giants and one for six yards against Washington. It's time to put a little more trust in Choice, who is averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
On kick returns, one option could be Pacman Jones when he returns Dec. 7 at Pittsburgh. Miles Austin is out at least two weeks, but Isaiah Stanback returns this week and will be the kick returner this week. But his shoulder, which needs surgery after the season, could be a problem again.
- Rick Herrin