Running back Tashard Choice picked a bad time for a bad game.
He suffered a shoulder injury. He fumbled. And his backup had a record-setting day.
“The shoulder came out. Can’t do nothing about it,” he said. “I wish I could have held on to the ball. Lost the ball. It was my fault. No excuses. That’s two weeks in a row I put the ball on the ground. I shouldn’t have.”
Choice started ahead of rookie DeMarco Murray but got only two carries for eight yards. Murray wound up with a Cowboys-record 253 yards on 25 carries.
“He had an awesome game,” Choice said of Murray. “Broke the record. I’m proud of him more than anything.”
Choice said he’s got to remain a team player and look forward to a better game next week.
“Always. That’s what I’ve got to do,” he said.
-- Carlos Mendez