Dallas Cowboys and The Spread Offense: Six (Very Bold) Predictions

February 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Variations of the spread offense, such as the pass-happy version the Patriots run or the Wildcat in Miami, are taking over the NFL. 
In this article, we will explain how the transition of NFL offenses to the spread will affect the game by providing six fairly bold predictions and detailing how these changes will alter the Dallas Cowboys’ personnel philosophy moving forward.
1. Within 10 years, all NFL teams will be running some form of the spread as their base offense.
We’ve already seen this prediction become a reality for some teams, such as the Patriots and Saints.  Not coincidentally, these teams also generally score the most points.  Even teams that have traditionally been known as running squads, such as the Steelers and Ravens, have transitioned to a more spread-like attack in recent years.
A conversion to a spread offense, however, does not necessarily mean more passing.  The Dolphins' version of the offense is extremely run-heavy...

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