With six weeks of the 2015 NFL season in the books, save for tonight’s big Eagles-Giants matchup on Monday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys and their vaunted offensive line are still trying to figure out the running game.
The team probably knew replacing DeMarco Murray would be something of a process when they let him walk to Philadelphia back in March, but we wouldn’t imagine they anticipated still having such large questions about the backfield so late in the season.
It’s not that the run game has been bad, but it’s been firmly middle-of-the-pack. They’re No. 18 in the league in rushing yards per game, with 106.2. They’re tied with the Colts, Patriots and Buccaneers at No. 14 in terms of yards per carry, with 4.1.
First year offensive line coach Frank Pollack believes he has a pretty simple solution--simple, but not at all easy.
“I think it’s persistence and execution,” Pollack said, per ESPN Dallas. “That’s what we need to do as an offense and from a run-game standpoint and from us up front on the line. Just make sure we have a hat for a hat and the box is accounted for and we’re not having free hitters in the hole.”