There’s never been any shortage of voices calling for the Dallas Cowboys to run the ball with more consistency, but it isn’t often this opinion is voiced by a man who’s built his career off the Cowboys passing game. Enter Jason Witten.
Having seen DeMarco Murray hit the 1,000-yard mark on a team that ranked 31st in the league in rushing attempts in 2013, Witten believes--like so many others that watched the Cowboys play last year--the team would do well to rely on the ground game more.
“DeMarco was able to have over 1,000 yards rushing, but we still didn’t run the ball enough,” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We weren’t good enough at it. That wasn’t because we didn’t want to, we just weren’t efficient enough when we needed it.
“If you have the ability to run the ball when you want, everything flows off of that. The play action’s better. The drop-back game is better. The screens are better. More importantly, you’re keeping these opposing offenses off the field. I think that’s something we’ve made a priority, and we need to do a better job and build off last year.”
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