DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer
Ė Letís not forget when the 2013 NFL Draft rolls around in April what this teamís issueís been since Week 2.
Letís also not let the final half of the season and the problems resulting from a depleted defense obscure what really needs to be done immediately in making progress for next year.
True, the pass rush wasnít what it needed to be. True, the defense didnít create enough turnovers all year. But the main problems all season have been protection and a shortage of running lanes, and the other various issues throughout the year shouldnít overshadow what needs to be done on the offensive line.
When healthy, DeMarco Murray
ís one of the leagueís better runners. The rushing numbers inevitably went down when he was out, but aside from the opener against the Giants and the rushing frenzy in Baltimore, itís not as if the numbers were eye-popping when he was in the backfield.
That canít all be on him. The Cowboys finished with only 355 rushing attempts, tying the franchise record for fewest rushing attempts in a season. Arizona was the only team with fewer runs, and, subsequently, the only team with fewer rushing yards this season.
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