Cowboys waive Tashard Choice
To say that we are shocked on this one is an understatement. The Cowboys dumped Marion Barber in the offseason, but drafted DeMarco Murray to be some new blood. They still have Felix Jones, but he’s hurt all the time and ineffective. In the last couple years, Tashard Choice has always done a more-than respectable job to fill in when one of these guys went down with an injury.
But, he won’t be doing a respectable job for the Cowboys now. The Cowboys have waived Choice, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.
“Tashard Choice cut to make room for Bruce Carter. More to come on @ESPNDallas and 103.3,” he tweets.
Bruce Carter, a linebacker, is coming off a knee injury at North Carolina and hasn’t played football since 2010.
“Very excited, very excited,” Carter said. “Trying to get every down, down pat so I don’t [expletive] up, excuse my language. A lot of special teams. A lot of learning, getting in, making mistakes, lot of coaches yelling at you, ‘Go this way and go that way’ and all of that stuff.”
We’re still baffled, though, by this move. We need to find out more. The Cowboys are hardly deep at the running back position and Choice is a nice player. Did he mouth off to someone? Why would you cut a guy at a thin position to make room for a guy who is going to spend most of his time at special teams?
McManus, who follows the team closely, isn’t surprised by this move. He says that Garrett never really liked him.
“Can’t say I’m stunned by Tashard Choice being cut. Jason Garrett clearly was never high on 23. Choice gave him no reason to be this year,” McManus tweets.
Oh well, we thought that they’d hold on to him for depth if nothing else. Someone else will pick him up.