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Cowboys To Use Barber and Jones Together

NFL_felixjones_250.jpgThe Cowboys may lack a proven wide receiver group, but they have a wealth of riches at running back.

To take advantage, they are working on ways to get Marion Barber and Felix Jones on the field at the same time. 

Jones has the flexibility to line up wide or go in motion.  (There is talk he may start.)  Barber is also a versatile receiver and runner.  Throw in Tashard Choice, who was excellent in three starts last year, and Dallas arguably has the best backfield in the NFL.

Pro Football Weekly also points out that rapper/blogger/tight end Martellus Bennett has impressed this offseason. 

With two pass-catching tight ends and three quality backs, there should be plenty of weapons available to replace Terrell Owens’ production.

Now it’s on offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to use them correctly and make sure his scheme doesn’t get “exposed” again.  

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15 Responses to “Cowboys To Use Barber and Jones Together”
  1. jjared1101 says: Jul 3, 2009 8:41 PM

    The Cowboys may lack a proven wide receiver group, but they have a wealth of riches at running back.
    Lol… I’m a Cowboys fan, and I agree that the Boys backfield is very talented. But you say the reciever group is unproven (which i sort of agree with), but then you give heavy praise to a running back core that is even more unproven. None of them have had a 1000 yard season; Felix Jones played 6 games last year; and Tashard started three games (albiet highly productive). So while I agree with your assesment that they have a “wealth of riches” at running back, comparing them to the reciever group by saying they are unproven is not really a point, but more of a cheap shot.
    RoyWillams/PCrayton- 136 games played- 1 PB
    FelixJ./T.Choice/Barber- 82 games played- 1 PB

  2. TrailBlazers7 says: Jul 3, 2009 9:17 PM

    Now, that is a smart idea.

  3. Bob Nelson says: Jul 3, 2009 9:19 PM

    Where is the Canadian Football stories??

  4. woody26 says: Jul 3, 2009 9:21 PM

    “Throw in Tashard Choice, who was excellent in three starts last year, and Dallas arguably has the best backfield in the NFL.”
    Are you absolutely insane? At least you threw in “arguably.”
    Well, for “argument” ‘s sake, are you familiar with the Vikings backfield? It has one guy – commonly referred to as the best rb on the planet – who has gone to the Pro Bowl after each of his only two seasons in the NFL and who led the league in rushing last year, and another guy who is good enough to be the featured runner on a number of the league’s other 31 teams.
    First that idiotic Foxsports story ranking Carolina’s as the best backfield in the NFL, now this.

  5. empty13 says: Jul 3, 2009 9:23 PM

    i was reminded yesterday that roy e used to play beisbol.
    he quit because he didnt like being thrown at… er… hit by the ball. well who does, but…
    (big hairy puss)
    bear that in mind, dallas fans, cause u will see choice, jones and barber go over the middle and catch more balls than roy e.

  6. BIG Z says: Jul 3, 2009 9:33 PM

    Lot’s of good backfields in the NFL, but long gone are the days of a single back carrying the load. After his four game suspension keep an eye on the Bills backfield, Marshawn Lynch and “Fast” Fred Jackson from the powerhouse Coe College will be a tandem to reckon with! If the Bills o-line can stengthen up into at least a two-ply toilet tissue the offense will roll…

  7. HawgNSonsTV says: Jul 3, 2009 9:37 PM

    How can you say they have the Best backfield?….Better than the Vikings?…..NO!

  8. *Legion* says: Jul 3, 2009 10:06 PM

    So… will they dust off the old *true* West Coast offense and run the ol’ “pro set” split backs formation? Sending those two running backs into the flats and stretching the defense horizontally? Tom Rathman catching 50-70 passes a season?
    Would be fun to see again.

  9. Robert Forezzi says: Jul 3, 2009 11:04 PM

    The last I checked the Giants have the best running game in the league. That’s our identity not the cowgirls. I’d take Jacobs, Bradshaw, Ware and Brown all day over any tandem. O yeah almost forgot, it don’t matter who runs behind our line. I’d say were pretty lucky to have one of the top 3 offensive lines and by far The best defensive line in the league!

  10. EdReed4prez says: Jul 3, 2009 11:13 PM

    I know I’m a little biased… But I’ll take the ravens backfield over Dallas… Also the Jets backfield(if they play).

  11. PatsRPerfection says: Jul 4, 2009 12:25 AM

    The Cowboys do have a half decent backfield but the problem they have is the same as Minnesota, the Jets (who actually have a spare backfield), and the GIANTS. They don’t have an above average QB to make it all work. Tony Romo is average at best and doesn’t get it done against good teams. The Cowboys are stuck in this position of having a guy that’s just good enough to hold on to but not good enough to get it done. Especially when it matters most. I’ve seen this before it’s called Carson Palmer, Chad Pennington, Steve McNair and Bernie Kosar. And all those guys are head and shoulders better than this clown.
    I put Romo in the same category as Jeff Garcia, Brad Johnson and more accurately Steve Pelluer. But hell, even Brad Johnson won a Super Bowl.

  12. VoxVeritas says: Jul 4, 2009 1:09 AM

    “I’d take Jacobs, Bradshaw, Ware and Brown all day over any tandem.”
    Wow, so you say you’d take those four guys over any two, huh? Way to go out on a limb, there.

  13. mnmaverick says: Jul 4, 2009 5:33 AM

    Best backfield? Not even close. LOL
    Peterson, Taylor, and the third stringer here put them to shame.

  14. mnmaverick says: Jul 4, 2009 5:41 AM

    Boise State RB Johnson among 14 signed by Vikings
    If Ian Johnson is our third stringer when the season begins, there should be no question about who has the best back-field.
    Ian will propose to you to prove it. ; )

  15. screaming sheep says: Jul 4, 2009 8:33 AM

    D. Williams/J. Stewart>>>>Barber/Jones

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