Dallas Cowboys Need DeMarco Murray and Running Game to Turn Things Around

September 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since the start of the 2012 NFL regular season, only the Arizona Cardinals have run for fewer total yards and yards per carry than the Dallas Cowboys, and Dallas is the NFL's only team that has run the ball fewer than 400 times during that 18-game span. 
In this league and this era, you can succeed on offense without balance, but the Cowboys' running game has become so stagnant that it is jeopardizing the team's chances in the NFC East. 
Based on the way he burst onto the scene in 2011, DeMarco Murray was supposed to become Dallas's first true star back since Emmitt Smith, but he has lacked consistency and durability early in his career and has gone over 100 yards just once in his last 16 games. 
Head coach Jason Garrett was pinned with a significant amount of blame for the lack of offensive balance in Dallas last season, but things were supposed to change under new play caller Bill Callahan. After all, Callahan is an offensive line coach who put toge...

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