The Cowboys’ Marion Barber Is Not an NFL Starting Running Back

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Joseph DelGrippo in NFL
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During yesterday's game against the San Diego Chargers, the Dallas Cowboys ran the ball consistently well, including for big chunks of yardage on two different drives. The first drive was in the second quarter, when the Cowboys ran the ball 14 times on a 15 play drive, culminating in a game deciding goal line stand. Second year tailback Felix Jones was superb on that drive (five rushes for 37 yards), but curiously did not get the ball on any of the plays inside the four yard line when the Cowboys had a first and goal. Marion Barber got the call four straight times and was unable to penetrate the Charger defense for the score. A touchdown there and Dallas would have tied the game at 10-10 heading into halftime. The second drive came in the third quarter, when the Cowboys went 99 yards and f ...

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