Olshansky Criticizes Dallas Offense: "You've Got to Run the Ball" - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Olshansky Criticizes Dallas Offense: "You've Got to Run the Ball"



    Many around Dallas have been critical of the Cowboys’ offense this season, but until recently, none of these critics have been members of the team.

    With 155 rushing attempts, and 296 passing attempts, Dallas has the second most lopsided offense, in terms of pass to run ratio, in the NFL. Which isn’t a good sign, but it’s not as though the Cowboys have been abandoning the run for no reason: statistically, they have the second-worst rushing attack in the league, averaging just over 80 yards a game, and the team has consistently found themselves trailing opponents significantly--which, of course, leads to a lot of passing.

    Still, a good deal of folks around town see the need for a greater emphasis on the run, and this group includes defensive end Igor Olshansky, who appeared on Bradie James’ weekly show on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM, on Monday.

    "Don't give the ball away," Olshansky said, via the Dallas Morning News. "I mean, there's a lot of things that can go wrong when you pass the ball. You can get sacked, the ball can get tipped, you can get an interception. If you run the ball, you can get tackled and get a forced fumble. You've got to run the ball.

    "You've got to be stubborn about it. You've got to be stubborn about who you are."

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