There is another running back on the free agency market today and the Arizona Cardinals should look long and hard at him. The Dallas Cowboys cut starting running back Tashard Choice today in a surprise move. To me, the move wasn’t so much as surprise as the action as it was the timing. Of course the Cowboys had a record setting performance from Demarco Murray last Sunday and that I’m sure helped lead to the decision. It is interesting that it came on a Saturday though. My guess is the Cowboys still think Choice has something and they didn’t want to release him in the beginning of the week to help someone else.
With the running back troubles the Cards have had, even though Choice has not been blowing by people, the Cards would be wise to check him out given the week to week uncertainty of Beanie Wells’ health. The only backups right now for the Cards are LaRod Stephens-Howling, Alfonso Smith, and Chester Taylor. Um yeah, better yet, just sign him now.
Choice has never been the featured guy and wouldn’t be here in Arizona with a healthy Wells, however he could be someone with some backup experience to help the Cards tide themselves over until Ryan Williams returns next season.