Originally Posted by Idgit
This game was pretty much a textbook example of the value of a running game. And I say that knowing full well what position I've always taken on the value of running game effectiveness.
Statistically, it didn't look exceptionally good. But the plays Murray made changed the outcome of the game and made the passing game more effective. I'm not sure how to isolate that effect in the stats line, but it was obvious last night.
One example was the throw I believe Romo made to Witten down the seam in the 4th Quarter that set up one of our TDs.
Romo did a beautiful fake handoff to Murray and the Philly LB took a couple missteps towards the LOS. That completely opened up the middle of the field.
Philly had to respect the run.