Dallas Cowboys Playbook: Why Tony Romo Succeeds in Two Tight End Sets

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We recently detailed the Cowboys success running and passing out of every formation they ran in 2009.  Today, we will briefly explain why the Cowboys prospered in some formations, yet failed in others. You can see diagrams of ever formation listed below by clicking here.
Note:  To be listed, a formation had to have a sample size of at least 10 runs/passes.
Best Running Formations
1.  I Left/Right (18 runs for 124 yards–6.89 YPC)
The Cowboys had a ton of success out of the standard I-formation (including passing the ball as well).  This could be because the position of the fullback (directly behind center) makes running weakside quite easy.
2.  Wildcat (16 runs for 108 yards–6.75 YPC)
We absolutely love the Wildcat (or Razorback, as the Cowboys call it).  The formation is particularly useful in goal line and other short-yardage situations because its largest weakness, the lack of ...

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