With Dez Bryant out for the next 4-8 weeks, Michael Irvin believes it’s more important than ever for the Dallas Cowboys to establish the running game.
In fact, Irvin believes the team could have done a better job of committing to the run in the opener. Cowboys running backs carried the ball 22 times for 81 yards in Sunday night’s season-opening win, while quarterback Tony Romo threw it 45 times. Moving forward, particularly in the absence of Bryant, the Hall of Famer would like to see the offense move back toward balance.
"All the more important now, we've got to find a running game,” Irvin told G-Bag Nation on 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “Tony Romo threw the ball too much last night. He really did. He threw it too much. What we have to do now to get through these next--they said four to six, I'll say six to seven weeks, because how do you condition again with a broken foot to come back? It's not like the foot is healed, ready to go. It's foot healed, now how can we step up the conditioning to get ready?
“It's going take a minute to get him back. We have to find other elements. We've got to find this run game now.”