As the Dallas Cowboys’ new offensive play-caller, offensive coordinator Bill Callahan is known for running the ball early and often. But he didn’t exactly live up to that reputation in the 17-16 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday.
The Cowboys ran it a total of 16 times for 37 yards. Starter DeMarco Murray provided 25 of those yards on 12 carries, and backup Lance Dunbar added 12 on four carries, though he lost a fumble.
Even head coach Jason Garrett, who is no stranger to abandoning the run as a play-caller, called for the team to run more effectively--and more often--moving forward.
“We'll have to go back and look at it,” Garrett said after the loss, per ESPN Dallas. “We haven't run the ball well enough and we haven't ran the ball enough. We want to have more balance on our offense. We just have to do better. We'll do that as coaches and as players and hopefully get better next week.”
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