Based solely on the eye test, fans of the Dallas Cowboys could tell you that 2012 was a rough year for the team’s rushing attack. As it turns out, it was historically rough.
As David Moore of the Dallas Morning News points out this week, the Cowboys posted 1,265 yards on the ground, their lowest total in a 16-game season in franchise history. It is 542 yards less than their total from 2011.
“We have to do a better job running the football,’’ head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Morning News. “DeMarco Murray was out for a large portion of this season, but having said that, you have to put the next guy in there and you have to be effective running it.
“It just helps your football team. It helps your offensive line, it helps your quarterback, it helps your defense. That’s something that we’ve tried to do and we weren’t as effective as we needed to be.
“We have to make a commitment to being better next year.’’
Despite missing six games with a toe injury, Murray led the team with 663 rushing yards.
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