I just shook my head when I read about Tony Romo enjoying being "in that mode". It's just more proof that Tony Romo isn't wired to be a champion. A very significant reason why can be traced back to how he has been coached by Jason Garrett. Bill Parcells has been proven to be exactly right about how Tony Romo needs to be coached.
Bill Callahan just stated the Cowboys never had the opportunity to establish the running game against the Giants, because they were in catchup mode. Why did that happen? Dallas only rushed 8 times in the first half, and Callahan mentioned this. Callahan wants the rushing attempts high, and I think he would like to run it around 30 times per game, imo. He talked about it when Murray was running, too. Callahan was pleased with the Carolina game, because the rushing attempts
were there. Furthermore, he was pleased with how hard Jones and Tanner ran in that game. The game wasn't given away through reckless or sloppy turnovers, either. For Callahan, it's the rushing attempts that matter. The yards are going to come.
Here is Bill Callahan: (Talking Carolina game)
"I told Coach Garrett, it was one of those 'grinder' games -- when you come out of the game, it's not so much how many yards you make, but how many attempts," offensive line coach Bill Callahan said. "Because the attempts add up to T.O.P., time of possession."
"I think we achieved our goal of rushing over 30 attempts in this game, so in that respect, it's positive," Callahan said. "We had those rush attempts, plus the completions. It's a good formula for success."
"I thought both backs (Jones and Tanner) ran hard," Callahan said. "We just needed to provide a few more holes and opportunities for them. But it was one of those games where the box was loaded. Overall, it was a good effort.
When they take one thing away, then you have something else, and that was the passing game."
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10...#storylink=cpy
If the Cowboys don't rush the football around 30 times against a very suspect Atlanta rush defense, they have no shot. In fact, it will get ugly for the Cowboys.