Tashard Choice will get a chance to get a measure of revenge on the Cowboys this season.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Choice was claimed off waivers by their divisional rivals in Washington. With Tim Hightower out for the season and the Roy Helu/Ryan Torain combo struggling against the Bills, there’s certainly an opportunity for carries in the Redskins backfield.
The Cowboys waived/injured Choice to make room on the roster after rookie linebacker Bruce Carter was activated from the PUP list. Choice has been dealing with nagging hamstring and shoulder injuries, but clearly the Redskins don’t think the problems will keep him from helping him this season.
Choice’s production dropped sharply for the Cowboys the last two seasons. After averaging over five yards a carry in his first two years with Dallas, Choice averaged 3.7 and 2.7 yards per carry in 2010 and 2011 which made him expendable after DeMarco Murray’s breakout game two weeks ago. Still, there’s no better spot for a running back to get a chance than with Mike Shanahan, especially in a year without a clear frontrunner for the tailback job.