As if Dallas didn’t have enough problems with the injury to QB Tony Romo and the disastrous start to a season, wherein some experts thought the Cowboys were the team to beat in the NFC last season, RB Marion Barber appears to have made enough news with his off-field actions, that the Cowboys may have to find a new power back for their offense.
Barber has spent six underachieving years in Dallas, and the time for change may be at hand. Barber was arrested earlier this week in Beverly Hills, and with the salary he is making, he might have played his last game in Dallas.
The Cowboys have the 140th overall selection in round five of the 2011 NFL draft. Dallas will be able to pick up a good running back with some size at this spot; so here is a quick look at potential players the Cowboys could select come April.
RB Stevan Ridley Â– LSU. At 6’0″ and 225 pounds, Ridley runs with power and is very good in short yardage situations. Ridley is leaving LSU a year early and after 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, he probably made a wise choice. Ridley has good hands but lacks explosive speed, but Dallas just needs a back to get those tough one- and two-yard carries.
RB John Clay Â– Wisconsin. Clay could be the best overall power back in the draft. After a stellar career at Wisconsin, Caly needs to find a team that could use his talents. At 6’1″ and 247 pounds, Clay runs well through the middle and has the power the Cowboys could need.