Five Wacky Dallas Cowboys 2009 Stats: Are Romo’s Audibles Predictable?

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I often come across trends or “anomalies” in our Cowboys' play database that I decide to not post.  These stats are often interesting (to me at least), but simply not wide enough in scope for me to dedicate an entire post to them.
Well, this entry is a collection of “too-small-to-post” statistics from the Cowboys’ 2009 season which I uncovered this weekend.
The Cowboys ran only four (FOUR!) play-action passes all season with one to four yards to go. The number of plays on the season in that range:  132.  Thus, Dallas ran play-action on just 3.03% of plays in situations with just one to four yards to go  for a first down (situations with a legitimate threat of a run).  I wouldn’t call myself an offensive mastermind, but that just doesn’t seem efficient.
With ten yards remaining, however, the Cowboys dialed up 54 play-action passes (40.90% of all play-action passes came on this ‘distance-to-go...

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