Linehan: Cowboys Will Lean on the Running Game

Scott Linehan will replace Bill Callahan as offensive play-caller in 2014

When you think of a Scott Linehan offense, you think of a whole lot of passing. Running, well, not so much.

But in an interview with 105.3-FM The Fan this week, Linehan said that he planned on relying more heavily on the running game with the Cowboys. Obviously, since we’ve heard this a million times before from any number of Dallas coaches, present and past, we’ll forgive any skepticism here.

“Things that were done last year in the running game with DeMarco, the running style that was created here is really a good fit,” Linehan said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That’s going to be our strength, being able to lean on that running game a little bit more than they have in the past.

“Obviously, with this offensive line, this is going to be something that’s going to help our passing game. The looks that Dez [Bryant] started to get as the year went on, people started giving him the attention that Calvin [Johnson] and Randy Moss would get as far as getting those double coverages. You need to have those other facets of your offense as far as your running game.”

Murray is coming off his first career 1,000-yard season, as well as his first Pro Bowl nod.  He did this on a team that rushed the ball fewer than any team in the league not named the Atlanta Falcons.

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