For now, Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams is being used to imitate Cowboys running back Marion Barber as Tampa Bay prepares to play Dallas on Sunday.
“He ran a lot of the service cards trying to emulate Marion Barber,” Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden said after Thursday’s practice. “He wears the same number.
“He ran with some authority in the hole and he’s getting back, I think, into football, which is really exciting. We said that yesterday but he took another step forward today.”
The next step will be deciding when to activate Williams, which could be a couple of weeks away. After playing Dallas on Sunday, the Buccaneers then play Kansas City, before having a bye.
A bye week is looking like a logical time to bring Williams back to the active roster, which would be big for both he and the Bucs.