Cowboys Add Pieces To Fuel Power Run

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The benefits of a strong power run game go above and beyond being more effective on the offensive side of the ball.  Sure, it helps churn out that few extra yards on 3rd and 2 to keep the drive alive.

No doubt it is a huge factor in raising the TD percentage rate when hammering away at the goal line.  Nothing more frustrating than exposing a defense up and down the field for the first 30 minutes, only to convert 3 FG’s and trail 10-9 at half.

Aside from the offensive benefits added through a power run game, it also helps the defense out tremendously.  By extending time of possession during a game through converting more  first downs, the defense gets longer stretches of rest.

In today’s NFL, the many quick pace, dink and dunk pass offenses are excellent at gaining a strong advantage through defender fatigue.  The strategy increases short to medium pass gains, reduces time in between snaps, and extends drives.  Slow death from 1,000 cuts.

If the Dallas offense stays on the field longer with each possession, the competitor’s offensive advantage is highly reduced.  The best way to defend stars like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees is simply keep them off the field.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys Evan Wilson Glasco Martin J.C. Copeland

  • Old Frog

    Sounds good to me. Now…run the damn ball!

  • JD21

    Wow, this kid can really block. I had no idea.

    • BradAustin

      It was surprising no doubt. When I saw the list I immediately scanned TE’s looking for the blocker we’ve been missing. No doubt I was smiling when I saw this guy’s tape. Looks relentless and excited to block. Nice pickup.

  • Michael Davis

    Romo needs to resist the urge to change the play if he sees 8 men in the box. Trust in our O-Line & pound that ball in there.

  • PaulTX

    Wasn’t familiar with Evans, but I’m with you on Copeland.

  • Tracyl

    Well as long as they keep these guys on the roster and actually utilize the run game they could really help out the D by keeping it off the field longer and not turning the ball over as often. Would love to see some good ole smash mouth football for a change from this team. And then mix it up with Linehan calling some bombs down the field a little more often. With these tall WR’s we have now stocked up on there should be a good chance that Romo will have to do a lot less of the heavy lifting and save that creaky back of his.

  • Bigsteady

    I hope this crew of power guys get a little playing time this would really help in better clock management ( something we failed in) good luck guys

  • ctcowboy1968

    Wasn’t that impressed with Wilson. Looked like he was using his hands a lot. Potential could cause a lot of holding calls.