The Resurgence of Dallas Cowboys’ Marion Barber

August 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of running back woes, averaging around 13 rushing touchdowns each of the last three seasons. They have yet to find the perfect combination of running backs to be considered an elite running threat.

However, whether or not it is the absolute best situation in 2010-11, I feel Marion Barber will emerge as the Cowboys' leading fantasy running back this year.

Excluding his rookie year, Barber has recorded his most touchdowns (rushing) during the two years with the least attempts (135 attempts for 14 TD in 06-07 and 204 attempts for 10 TD in 07-08). Also, his two best years came at the time when Julius Jones was still a Cowboy.
Before you get ahead of yourself by saying Barber needs Good Ole’ Julius back, that is not my point. My point is the Cowboys need to use Barber correctly: A third-down, red zone, and goal line back, which means he should not be starting the game. It seemed like Dallas’ experiment to have Barber as th...

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