Sunday’s game could mark the debut of RB Tashard Choice in Redskins’ burgundy and gold. Washington claimed Choice off waivers Oct. 31 after he was cut by the Cowboys, but a lingering hamstring injury has prevented him from playing until now.
“He’s definitely going to be ready,” said Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen, another former Cowboy, in a conference call Wednesday. “I’m not going to say too much on his part, but I know he’ll be ready.”
With Tim Hightower out for the season with a knee injury, the Redskins have turned to veteran Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu. But the duo has averaged just a combined 2.8 carries.
Still, the Cowboys have yielded three consecutive 100-yard rushing performances (LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson). Choice would love to stick it to his former teammates and make it four straight.
“As soon as he left and signed there, I’m sure he circled this one,” Dallas linebacker Bradie James said. “He’ll be ready. We’ll be ready.”