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The right Choice for quarterback?

The right Choice for quarterback?

Credit: AP

Dallas Cowboys running back Tashard Choice (23) celebrates after wide receiver Miles Austin scored on a 53-yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

by TED MADDEN

WFAA

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 20 at 4:35 PM

DALLAS - Running back Tashard Choice hasn't had much action this season; he says he is still getting into shape after being injured throughout training camp.

But had Jon Kitna gotten hurt against San Francisco, and Tony Romo not been able to return from his injury, Choice would have gotten more than he'd bargained for.

Choice talked about that on Monday.

"What's funny is, I asked McGee before the game -- because I didn't know the rule change -- I said, 'What happens if Romo and Kitna get hurt?'" said Choice. "He said, 'You gotta go to quarterback.' I said, 'You kidding.' And then when Romo got hurt, Kitna, and I said, 'Uh oh, I may have to do something.' But I'm glad them guys made it through."

The Cowboys had only two quarterbacks on their active roster for the San Francisco game.

Just this year, the league began allowing teams to carry 46 active players on game day; the idea being that teams would use that extra spot for their third-string quarterback.

But the Cowboys only suited up two quarterbacks -- Romo and Kitna -- which also happened to be how many place kickers they had active against the 49ers (David Buehler and Dan Bailey).

Choice was asked what kind of arm he has.

"I'm one-for-one in college with a touchdown," Choice said, laughing.

Hopefully we'll never have to see him throw a pass for the Cowboys.

E-mail tmadden@wfaa.com

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