Cowboys will "split the carries" between DeMarco Murray and Tashard Choice

The Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday morning on 105.3 FM that running backs DeMarco Murray and Tashard Choice would likely share carries Sunday against St. Louis.

The Cowboys replaced injured starting running back Felix Jones last Sunday with Murray. The Cowboys prefer that Choice is in for third downs because he's good at picking up blitzes.

"We've shown that we've split the carries and in this circumstance that's very appropriate since DeMarco is still very early on in his repetitions, his time that he's sorted through the blocking," Jerry Jones said on his radio show. "He's gotten more reps, he's patient is the word that you hear a lot, in other words let the blockers do their job if they can if it's there. What happened to us last week is we did get, what I call big-boyed and they really did put a lot of pressure on the interior of our line and when they saw it working they kept it coming and we had to really adjust for that and we got a lot of plays that were behind the line of scrimmage. But I do expect us to adjust for that."

Fantasy Impact: 

Per our RBBC Report, Murray saw 11 touches and Choice saw eight in Week 6. The Cowboys figure to be leading, and Murray would likely be their first choice to kill the clock with runs between the tackles. Choice is a veteran, however, and he'll be involved throughout the game.

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