Injuries chip away at Barber's game

Wear and tear of physical load causing Cowboys running back to lose a step

Updated: June 8, 2010, 10:23 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' starting running back is not the same player he used to be.

Marion Barber, the sixth-highest paid running back in the league, struggled for the Cowboys last season. He managed to rush for a season-high 932 yards but didn't have the same burst as in years past.

In 2007, when he was beating defenses down, Terrell Owens called him "Marion the Barbarian."

When he made the Pro Bowl that season, Barber rushed for 975 yards with 10 touchdowns ...

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