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-Run Game

The first person I want to give credit to in this section is Offensive Coordinator Bill Callahan. Many (myself included) have been critical of the OC’s play calling through two weeks. But in Week Three, there was great balance between run and pass, as well as, calling plays that put the Offensive Line and RB DeMarco Murray in a position to be successful. In weeks past, the reason the Dallas Cowboys abandoned the run, was because of lack of success. The reason for the lack of success was often the plays called were doomed to fail.

Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs the ball against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter at AT

The line opened up holes and for the first time Murray was patient enough to see them. The effort was also incredible. On Murray’s 41 yard run early in the 3rd Quarter, OG Brian Waters takes out a defender, who is in position to tackle Murray, about 10 yards down field, which springs him for the large game. On the play, you can see Waters sprinting down field to put himself in position to make the block.

The opponent next week is the San Diego Chargers. They are currently giving up 130 yards per game on the ground. That is ranked 28th in the league. Do not expect another 175 yards from Murray again, but breaking the century mark as a team is must to win on the road this week.

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