Who Do You Blame Most For The Cowboys Poor Rushing Offense?

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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.

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) is pushed out of bounds by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I voted other because I couldn’t decide on which phase of the offense was more at fault for a lack of running game. Murray is a mediocre running back. Even when he has a hole to run through he more often than not runs into the defenders demonstrating a lack of vision. Rather than breaking tackles he often turns and starts back peddling. Murray is a good receiver and should be utilized more as such if he is going to be their feature back. The offensive line is also mediocre and this is well documented. The Jury is still out on Callahan’s play calling but from what I have seen thus far it is not good.

  • MarkRP

    Jerry Jones: ONE o-lineman selected in the draft over the past two years despite a glaring need to upgrade the line.

  • CrazyHorn

    Tony Romo Calls audible to the pass too often, look at the numbers, 70% pass 30% run. The play clock approaches zero on nearly every play, this is why the Cowboys have so many delay of game, false start and motion penalties. Every time Romo goes to the line all you hear is him killing the play, he changes the play multiple times thus confusing everyone including himself.