The Packers could use some help at the running back spot, and one report says that there’s talk with the Cowboys about running back Marion Barber, a player that could be moved by Tuesday’s trade deadline with the Cowboys at 1-4.
ESPNMilwaukee.com had the following about a possible trade that could find the Pack and Cowboys making a deal.
An NFL source said the Packers have had talks with the Dallas Cowboys about “one of” their running backs. The 1-4 Cowboys rotate Felix Jones, Tashard Choice and Marion Barber, and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that it’s Barber that the Packers and Cowboys have discussed.
It’s unclear what the Cowboys’ asking price is for Barber, who had 10 carries for 31 yards in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota and has carried 52 times for 175 yards this season. He has been very good on short-yardage plays, going 5-for-5 on third- or fourth-and-1 plays Sunday and 9-for-9 in those situations on the season.
Barber has 175 yards on 52 carries with one TD this season. He did get the start on Sunday vs the Vikings, but only had 31 yards on 10 carries with a long of six. His longest carry this season has been just 12 yards.