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Scott Linehan Looking to Stretch the Field in '14

Linehan was brought on as the team's playcaller earlier this year

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    With Scott Linehan calling the plays, the Dallas Cowboys will likely stretch the field a lot more often in 2014.

    Linehan, who oversaw a highly potent offensive attack in Detroit over the past few years led by Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson, said in an interview with 105.3-FM The Fan this week that he believes Dallas has similar weapons--and certainly enough to hit on the Big Play more often.

    That’s a big part of what I grew up in or believe in,” Linehan said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s going to be our philosophy to do those kinds of things maybe a little more. I think we have the personnel for it, for sure. It’s a way to get people backed up a little bit and also create big plays.

    “Everybody says it’s a low percentage play. Depending on the look, it’s a high percentage play, as long as you got weapons on the outside part of the field. I really believe we have that. We also have some big targets with our tight ends. Having the talent, the speed and the length we have at our skill positions I think it’s something you got to implement, and that really helps open up things for your running game as well.”

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