After giving offensive coordinator Bill Callahan play-calling responsibilities in the off-season, the Dallas Cowboys announced their renewed commitment to the running game. So far this season, the Cowboys have accumulated a grand total of 124 rushing yards in two games. In Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, starting running back DeMarco Murray ran for just 28 yards on 12 attempts. There are many different reasons why the Cowboys rushing offense is struggling. But who do you blame the most?
All rise! I now present these three defendants who are on trial for crimes committed against The Dallas Cowboys rushing offense. I’ll leave the final decision of which one is the guiltiest in the hands of a jury made up of our loyal readers. You may be seated.
Defendant #1: DeMarco Murray
The State can make a strong case against Murray. His rap sheet shows two straight years of being plagued by injuries. Murray has never rushed for 1,000 yards in a season. He has scored a total of six touchdowns in two years. This season alone he has 111 rushing yards on 32 attempts (3.5 per) in two games. Further evidence against Murray is his running style. It seems he prefers to hit rather then to avoid. Unfortunately, he sometimes “hits” the backsides of his own offensive lineman, and can’t “avoid” getting knocked down. The State rests.