Simply put, the 2013 Dallas Cowboys had no business running a “12” or “13” package as their base formation for the rushing attack.
Multiple TE formations aren’t a bad idea if the offense features a solid, powerful blocking TE to pair with their primary receiving TE.
In Dallas, the 2 remaining TE’s not named Witten (Gavin Escobar, James Hannah) are less than average blockers. As expected, this strategy blunder resulted in a huge disadvantage and lack of push at the point of attack.
If new play-caller Scott Linehan wants the best chance at improved rushing results, he must press Jason Garrett to demote the “12 package” from a base formation back to an alternate change of pace design.