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Jones: Improved Running Game In Cowboys’ Future

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  1. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Nick Eatman DallasCowboys.com Staff WriterFollow nickeatman on Twitter All Nick Eatman Articles




    IRVING, Texas – Through two games of the season, the lack of a consistent running game is once again a hot topic for the Cowboys.

    But team owner/general manager Jerry Jones is optimistic things can turn around.

    “I see improvement in the future in our running game,” Jones told 105.3 FM “The Fan” on his regular radio show Tuesday morning. “I look at how much we’re improved in our offensive line. (Brian) Waters played good for the number of snaps he played. So Waters will be in there. That’ll improve us. I think we have flexibility with our tight ends. We’ve got some answers there … we’ll get it worked out.”

    More: http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...’-Future/670233a6-1737-46dc-a9da-b988072d349f
  2. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Secret sauce time.
  3. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Also, make sure and buy stadium tour passes.

    Vomit.
  4. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    According to Jon Gruden last night on the MNF telecast, Callahan told him he hated running the ball and didn't see the point of it.



    Those aren't the good we were sold.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He never had a back like #33 or #22.
  6. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I thought I heard that last night, but was hoping I hadn't.
  7. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    lol
  8. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I heard that and cringed.

    Of course im a former Husker fan and im a former fan because of this guy so I know all about Bill Callahan.
  9. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jerry, I feel Sooooo much better now..

    FWIW Jerry, the "future" for the running game is a long time too late. Running game has been broken for some time now.
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  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Great tidbit. Thanks for that.

    We should note the context there, though, because it's relevant. "...if everything's a two or one yard gain..." In that case, he's got a point. If you're running for something that approaches the league statistical average per rushing play, then the equation is going to be different.
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  11. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Well, what do you think Jason Garrett, .. do you agree with Jerry? Did he discuss this with you, or has he not even mentioned it yet?

    Jerry, .. get out of the way.
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  12. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! Why are they talking about how the running "is going to get better" and talk as if this is acceptable?
    Week 3 (or later) of the NFL season is nothing to brag about when it comes to improvement in the running game. If this was pre-season game # 1...I would buy it. But dont try to feed this garbage to me as week 3 of the regular season gets started. The off season [and the pre-season] was the time to brag about how the run game is going to be much better. What a clown.
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  13. dupree89

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    Yes, I agree context is important. But it wasnt one or two yard gains. His first year replacing Gruden.... Charlie Garner averaged 5.3 yards and as a team they were 4.3 yards. His second year, Garner averaged 4.6 and Tyrone Wheatley averaged 4.3 yards and as a team it was 4.3 as well. So, if he thought passing was more important when he had a RB averaging over 5 yards, then there are problems.
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  14. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    I really don't care if our ratio is 100:0 passing, I just want to win games.
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah. I'd agree, if that's the context. It's hard to say, though. It's possible this was something relayed at one point in the middle of a game where the running game was getting stonewalled. Who knows? I think we all agree that there's a point where you just can't run the ball in some games. And that, if you're having any success at all, it's important to keep plugging in obvious running situations. Especially, over the course of the year you cannot just abandon the run.
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  16. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I'd buy some if thought that would help us beat the rams
  17. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    The very second Emmitt departed Valley Ranch!
  18. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    right on my friend. Where I am most concerned is that they havent seemed to figure out exactly WHY the running game is so bad. I am not one that usually suggests a change of players, but Dallas might be better off with a RB that has more of a chance to break one. If it isnt working...why not try a fast smaller guy...he may have runs of: 0, +2, -4, 8, -1, +44, -1. Its not ideal, but a spark of some sort is needed.
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  19. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    The eternal optimist. One of the biggest reasons the Cowboys continue to chase phantom championships!
  20. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Good to know, thanks coach.
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