Ten pounds lighter and noticeably quicker in the OTAs, Marion Barber is looking towards a healthy...
Remember these quotes by Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett about Barber's running style? Sounds like the two greats may be getting their wish this year.
"I think he spends a lot of energy that may not be necessary," Smith said. "For a starting back, I'm all about putting your heart into it, but you're doing a lot of kicking, running up, bucking and you're exerting a lot of energy.
"We need you for four quarters. And I'm going to say 'we' because I'm a Cowboy, too. We need you for four quarters."
Dorsett also spoke to Barber about taking unnecessary contact.
"I like him a whole lot," Dorsett said. "My only concern is that this is a very physical league. ...When you take a lot of hits over a period of time, it takes its toll on you. I just hope he becomes a little wiser and smarter about some of the hits he takes."