Cowboys More Focused On Running Game

Published 07/25 2013 09:47PM

Updated 07/25 2013 09:56PM

After some changes in the offseason, the Cowboys are taking another look at how much they run the football.

In 2012 the Cowboys were second to last in the NFL in total rushing. The Cowboys' 79.1 yards per game average last season was half that of the Washington Redskins, who led the league.

This season the Cowboys are taking another look at the running game, and possibly looking to do more work on the ground. That comes after shifting play calling duties from head coach Jason Garrett to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan.

At the same time Garrett is also open to doing more on the ground.

When you evaluate the running game there's always a lot of different factors why it's successful or maybe not as effective as you want it to be. It starts with personnel, up front with your runners, not only your offensive line, but your tight ends and receivers and all that. Certainly scheme is a big part of this thing as well. Then the execution of it. Reading blocks is important. Understanding what you're supposed to look at, what your footwork is, how that might change depending on what the defense is playing. Those are all parts of instituting the run game the right way and executing it the right way," said Garrett.

The first look at this year's Cowboys offense will come when they take on the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame Game on August 4th.

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