Running back Tashard Choice was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Nearly nine years later, a mere few days after the 2016 NFL Draft concluded, Choice happily telling he’s joining the Cowboys coaching staff as an assistant to running backs coach Gary Brown ...
It’s no secret to the Dallas area that former players choose to stick around and stay loyal to the Cowboys organization. We’ve seen it with Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach, Philip Tanner, and now Tashard Choice – to name a few.
Choice decided to take his passion a step further, becoming the newest member of the Cowboys coaching staff and will be working under running backs coach Gary Brown, he tells CHQ.
Choice spent the majority of his six-year NFL career with the Cowboys, from 2008-2011, followed by brief stints with the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts. As a rookie out of Georgia Tech, Choice played in 16 games averaging 5.1 yards per carry on 92 attempts. From 2009-2010, Choice played in 32 games tallying up 592 yards and 6 touchdowns. He's been coaching high school football in Waxahachie under former Cowboys QB Jon Kitna.
“This is such a blessing to learn and help teach and build young men in the game,'' Choice said via Facebook. "Time to work.”
Brown made a great “Choice” by taking Tashard under his wing. Choice is a very well-liked and highly respected individual around the Cowboys organization and the Dallas metroplex. With having experience in the league and with the Cowboys, Choice will be able to offer trustworthy personal advice and guidance off the field as well.
Giving back to the team that drafted him may not be the only reason Choice is ecstatic about joining the coaching staff this season. Who wouldn’t want to have the opportunity to coach the fourth overall draft pick in the 2016 NFL draft and possible offensive rookie of the year Ezekiel Elliott?