Marion Barber was inactive, resting his injured quadriceps. Then, Felix Jones hurt his left knee in the third quarter. That left the Cowboys with one healthy running back -- Tashard Choice.
Choice had 82 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries -- a 4.6 yards per carry average -- and caught four passes for 36 yards. The Cowboys had their second consecutive 200-yard rushing game, running for 212 on 32 tries.
"That's the name of the ball game," Choice said. "You don't get many opportunities in this league, especially being a third-string running back. When you get the chance you have to be ready to step up. I prepare myself to do that, and I thank God that I did."
-- Charean Williams