Tuesday Trivia: Running Backs Who Have Played for Both Dallas and Washington

The Cowboys drafted Tashard Choice in the fourth round of the 2008 draft at a time when the Cowboys already had Marion Barber and had just drafted Felix Jones. It looked for a time as if Choice might become a viable starter. He had three straight solid games at the end of his rookie season and finished the year with 472 yards.

However, that turned out to be his best season in Dallas. He had a few opportunities to fill in because of injuries, but overall, he struggled. His fumble in the opening game of the 2010 season was costly, and he fumbled against both the Patriots and the Rams. He suffered a hamstring injury late last week, which prompted the team to let him go on Saturday.

The Redskins were reportedly the only team to put in a waiver claim, and he might play against the Cowboys when the teams face off on November 20.

Assuming he does play, he will become the seventh running back in history to have played for both the Cowboys and the Redskins.

This week’s trivia question: Name the other six running backs.

  • Rayschichtel

    Tough one.. I can come up with Duane Thomas, Calvin Hill and Timmy Smith. Stumped! Names like Alonzo, Palmer, Aveion, Dennison come to mind but without googling I couldn’t say if they did. Good question.

  • Timothytrump

    Pretty good Ray–I could only think of Hill and Thomas.  Forgot Dallas gave Timmy Smith a short stint, too.

  • Anonymous

    Two of the other three played in the 1960s and will be very tough to get. The other was in the early 2000s but only played one season in Washington and a fraction of a season in Dallas.

  • Anonymous

    Here are the backs:

    J.W. Lockett– Dallas 1961-1962; Washington 1964
    A.D. Whitfield– Dallas 1965; Washington 1966-1968
    Calvin Hill– Dallas 1969-1974; Washington 1976-1977
    Duane Thomas– Dallas 1970-1971; Washington 1973-1974
    Timmy Smith– Washington 1987-1988; Dallas 1990
    Adrian Murrell– Washington 2000; Dallas 2003

  • Timothytrump

    Way to go.  Interesting list. Should have remembered Adrian Murrell.