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The Run Returns In First Half

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The incredulous masses, who spent most of this week scratching their heads and pondering just where the run game went last week in Green Bay, have a small amount of consolation in the first half of today's showdown between the Washington Redskins and the Cowboys, here in Dallas.

    Marion Barber, who was all but absent in the second half of last week's 17-7 loss to the Packers, has 13 carries for 70 yards at half; Felix Jones has eight carries, for 37 yards.

    With Barber averaging 5.4 yards per carry and Jones averaging 4.6, all should be copacetic at JerryWorld; the only trouble is, Dallas has nothing to show for it, down 3-0 at half.

    On three separate drives (by my count), the Cowboys have marched down the field on Washington with a run-heavy offense before giving way to the pass either by choice or, due to penalties, necessity. With a missed field goal by Nick Folk, and an unremarkable first half by Tony Romo (6 of 12 passing), the deft running of the aforementioned pair went to waste over the first thirty minutes of the game.