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Totally Hypothetical, but....Marion Barber?

Look, I hate the Cowboys.  Let me just preface with that.  But one thing I've noticed is how Marion Barber has taken a diminished role on the Dallas Cowboys, and looks to be on his way out.  To my knowledge, there's no other team in the NFL tied to his (potential/impending) free agency, but I thought I'd compare his worth to our team to that of the newly popular Jason Snelling.

 

I, for some reason, am not sold on Snelling.  I don't claim to be an NFL expert, but I don't know that I see how he compliments Steven Jackson, or how bringing him into the game will change the look of the defense.  To that point, I don't think we need to overpay for someone like Darren Sproles or Reggie Bush, but I see their added value of being pass catching, agile, play-makers.  That's probably why I also lean towards the (potential steal) UFA, Derrick Locke.  Again, personal preference..... I don't run an NFL organization.  I just like to think I know what's best for the team.

 

But I digress.....Marion Barber has been a stud in seasons past.  He run's (or ran) with speed, power, and can catch the ball out of the backfield.  The intriguing part of his potential free agency is that, again, he's become secondary if not tertiary, in Dallas' running attack, making him more affordable in my eyes.  I'm probably interested because I feel he possesses a lot of the same qualities as SJAX.  That, coupled with the fact that the richest team in football obviously wants to part ways with him...

 

We seemed to have narrowed ourselves to the three 'most likely' candidates of Snelling, Sproles, and Bush, but as you all might have noticed, this God-awful lockout is only pushing free agency further and further to the brink of absolute insanity, which will ultimately lead to some dark horse team snatching all three up with brevity.  I'd imagine that some surprising roster cuts, hence free agents, are yet to come.  Have we limited ourselves to these 3 RB's, or are there others to come that might be just as valuable (in terms of on the field ability, and the all important $)?  I know from reading the posts from day to day that there are many that see the backup RB position far less a necessity than, let's say, Guard, DT, or S, but...  

 

Just wondering your thoughts......Snelling has proven himself over the past season or two, and although a 7th rounder, he's certainly upped his value.  Barber, less than a year older, seems to be headed in the opposite direction.  Is that because his abilities are truly declining, or because the Cowboys interest in handing him the ball are?  I'm inclined to believe it's the latter.  In summation, I hate the Cowboys!

 

And even if it's not Barber, what happens if the three oft-mentioned FA's are gone?  31 other teams in a frenzy for FA's...... What's our plan, if any, then?  I just know there's more out there than these particular names, and in no way do I think it's a lock that we end up with any of them.....

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