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Scott Linehan Looking to Stretch the Field in '14

Linehan was brought on as the team's playcaller earlier this year



    With Scott Linehan calling the plays, the Dallas Cowboys will likely stretch the field a lot more often in 2014.

    Linehan, who oversaw a highly potent offensive attack in Detroit over the past few years led by Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson, said in an interview with 105.3-FM The Fan this week that he believes Dallas has similar weapons--and certainly enough to hit on the Big Play more often.

    That’s a big part of what I grew up in or believe in,” Linehan said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s going to be our philosophy to do those kinds of things maybe a little more. I think we have the personnel for it, for sure. It’s a way to get people backed up a little bit and also create big plays.

    “Everybody says it’s a low percentage play. Depending on the look, it’s a high percentage play, as long as you got weapons on the outside part of the field. I really believe we have that. We also have some big targets with our tight ends. Having the talent, the speed and the length we have at our skill positions I think it’s something you got to implement, and that really helps open up things for your running game as well.”

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