Whose To Blame For Dallas Running Woes

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Third Quarter

Ninth run:14:32- 1st and 10 on own 32

Very slow developing play and RG Brian Waters is unable to pull all the way to the left shoulder of Tryon Smith. Yet again a LB has a free shot at Murray and is able to bring him down with help. Result: No gain. Blame: Coaching (play had no chance at success from beginning)

Tenth run: 12:08- 1st and 10 on KC 44

Line has a great push and opens up a HUGE hole on the right. Murray does not see the opening and he lowers his shoulder and runs into a pile for a short gain. If he sees the hole, all he has to do is out run a LB and he is running for days. The WRs downfield had solid blocks and he could have busted off a 15+ yard run, instead… Result: 3 yards. Blame: Murray.

Eleventh run: 11:22- 2nd and 7 on KC 41

Shotgun formation. Murray receives hand off and runs through a HUGE hole again. Bernadeau is trying to reach the second level to block KC Safety Eric Berry who is playing at the LB level. Bernadeau trips over another offensive lineman and never reaches Berry. If he is able to stay on his feet, Murray would have been one–on–one with a safety for a potential huge gain. Instead, Berry is able to reach Murray. He and the other safety are able to gang tackle Murray. Result: 4 yards. Blame: None.

Aug 4, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (25) carries the ball against the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Twelfth run: 10:10- 1st and 10 on KC 17

RB Lance Dunbar gets his first and last carry (he did have a catch that he fumbled, but this was the only rushing attempt). This is also the first and last misdirection by Dallas of the game. Dallas runs a counter where Dunbar starts right and the line stretches right. TE James Hanna comes from his H-Back spot lined up behind Witten on the right to crack block the unblocked OLB. Beautiful run by Dunbar breaking a couple tackles in the process. Result: 12 yards. Blame: None.

Thirteenth run: 2:15- 2nd and 1 on own 41

Line gets good intial push and Murray slams through a DL and LB to get just enough for the first. The play only yields a yard or two but that was the design. Result: First down. Blame: None

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