Running Plays? The Cowboys Don't Need No Stinking Running Plays!

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You read it right. The Cowboys don’t need any running plays and I’m going to jump on board with head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Bill Callahan’s plan to eliminate running plays from the Dallas Cowboys offense.

It not like Garrett or Callahan are listening to sports journalists, former coaches, former players, NFL analysts and pundits, fans and those who own Dallas Cowboys running backs in their fantasy leagues. I’m tired of screaming – “Run the BALL!” at my tv.

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball against Minnesota Vikings safety Mistral Raymond (41) at AT

I’ve seen the numbers that “prove” you can’t win consistently or make a deep playoff run without an effective running game. In fact, I did the opposite and mentioned that the Cowboys should only use running plays. Of course, that insane suggestion was made during pre-season. Perhaps Garrett and Callahan saw my article and went in the other direction.

When I mention an effective running game, I am not begging for 25 carries and 100 yards. Many of us would be satisfied with the ability to run the ball to get first downs and kill the clock in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys can’t go three and out with three rapid incompletions and put the defense back on the field after taking 40 seconds off the clock. It’s unfair to blame the defense for giving up a score when you haven’t given them a chance to rest.

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