Dallas Cowboys: 4 solutions to fix their offensive struggles
3. Much less 13 and 12 personnel
In the 2018 NFL, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the only teams that continue to run 13 and 12 personnel packages on a consistent basis, and it is not working.
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Tight End is arguably the weakest position group on the Cowboys offense, but they continue to try to get them on the field. With Dak Prescott as your quarterback, running 13 and 12 personnel almost all but completely eliminates his ability to run the football.
When Dallas has run out of 13 and 12 personnel this season, bad things have happened. The play action dual tight end waggles that worked for Prescott and the Cowboys in 2016 do not work anymore, just ask the Seattle Seahawks.
Now, there are certain times where it makes sense to have two or three tight ends on the field, but opening the game in 13 personnel on the first snap is just plain stupid. Without center Travis Frederick, this offensive line is not what it used to be.
You are not just going to run the ball down peoples throat without any creativity. The Cowboys tight ends are there biggest weakness, and getting them off the field will help their offense in the long run.