Linehan Says He May Regret Not Going Back to the Run

The Cowboys passed the ball on the final three plays of Monday night's loss

Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator and playcaller Scott Linehan said after Monday night’s overtime loss to the Washington Redskins that he’ll probably regret not going back to the run on what turned out to be the team’s final possession of the game.

For those who have forgotten or repressed the memories of last night: After the Cowboys got a first down on an improbable throw from Tony Romo to Terrance Williams, they gave the ball to Murray on 1st and 10. Murray, who had run all over the Redskins all night, went for eight yards. It’d be his last carry of the night.

Three pass plays later, the Cowboys turned the ball over on downs to end the game.

"One of our goals was to use play-action on second down," Linehan said of that final series, per ESPN Dallas. "The whole idea was if it wasn't there, we were going to check down. I don't know what happened [to the timing of the play].

"I'm probably going to wish I had run the ball on the second play, but that's the way it goes sometimes."

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