Dallas Cowboys Need to Keep Throwing to Win NFC East

November 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball a franchise-low nine times against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9, and one of those rushes was a scramble from quarterback Tony Romo. The running backs combined for eight total carries—only four from starter DeMarco Murray—and totaled 28 yards on those rushes. Twenty-seven of those yards came on one run.
Head coach Jason Garrett has preached the importance of balance. He told Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, “Yeah, we just didn’t get it done. We have to be more balanced. We have to give the running game more of an opportunity to get going.”
Here’s the thing. Garrett doesn’t really want offensive balance, or anything close to it.
If he did, do you really think the media would have this discussion almost every week? No, Garrett would just run the ball more. It’s pretty simple.
But he knows that running the ball early and often isn’t an effective offensive strategy. Actual...

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