Jones: Improved Running Game In Cowboys’ Future

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  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The QB audibles out of running plays because he knows they can't run the ball. I'd choose a pass too.

    It's not about being committed to running the ball more. They have to run it better. Then they'll run it more.
  2. Risen Star

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    I thought this was the Stephen thread. My mistake.

    I didn't think anyone listened to Jerry anymore.
  3. Everlastingxxx

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    We are talking about the Cowboys. They can’t run the ball in any situations. Quickly abandoning the run and putting the whole offense on Romo’s shoulder is not sound logic because that has not been a good formula for success. Have the Cowboys learned anything?

    You have to keep trying to run the ball. You have to make them respect the run plus it keeps the play action still believable. Look at how the Chiefs were unable to gain a lot of yards on the ground, but they kept at it until the Cowboy tired out and broke in the end.
  4. PA Cowboy Fan

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    Thanks Coach Jones.
  5. khiladi

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    I don't buy it, considering BCs track record. The numbers were slightly more when Gruden was coach, but the attempts look pretty much equal for BC as HC and OC.
  6. kramskoi

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    2103 yds that year and that STILL was not enough to get them past Minnesota, where the line completely collapsed on Romo. Statistically, it was Romo's best season. I won't do Emmitt the disservice of even comparing the current Cowboys rushing futility to the blunt force trauma it inflicted on defensive lines in its heyday.
  7. newlander

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    yep....he's funny like a clown for sure. I expect Pesci and Liotta to break in and finish the skit at any time.
  8. CooterBrown

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    This is my take on it: To run the ball effectively an offense has to be tough, disciplined, and determined. And that starts in training camp. The player salaries have made the team so afraid of injury in training camp they go at it half-speed half the time. A large difference between a starter in the NFL and a former player on the street is the dedication and attitude each brings every day. That has to be instilled in training camp. Play hard every play or hit the street. Ho-hum through training camp translates to ho-hum play during the regular season and that shows its greatest negative impact in the hard-nosed business of running the ball. There was never a ho-hum training camp under Jimmy Johnson and that team was tough, disciplined, and determined. (I will always believe that he was resting on his laurels in Miami and didn't put forth the same effort there that he did in Dallas.)

    Further, (just as a continuation of this little rant) penalties and the predictable slow start in the first quarter is a reflection of lack of focus which comes from a lack of discipline. This team is almost invariably behind in the first quarter and has become one of the more penalized teams in the league. Discipline must come from the man in charge, and there cannot be two "men in charge". And I think it is clear to all that the "man in charge" is not the coach. And the guy who is the "man-in-charge" would rather be a buddy than a disciplinarian. Marion Barber should have been cut the day he defied the Coach's dress code. Respect for the coach has to carry a certain amount of fear of the head coach. There is no doubt the players "like" the coach, I doubt any of them "fear" him simply because he can do nothing to them that the owner won't overrule. One of the best bosses I ever worked for told me this when he hired me, "I hired you to make tough decisions on difficult matters and I will support you in any decision you make even if I might have made a different decision than you did. With that said, if you start repeatedly making decisions that appear to be wrong ones, we will have a serious talk." (for what it's worth-he always had my back, and we never had to have that serious talk.) And this is a universal truism (not only applicable to football): individuals will always perform better for leaders they "respect" than they will for leaders they "like." And until this situation changes, no coaching change, no draft philosophy, no scheme changes, no miracle trades, no brilliant football minds, no free agent signing, and no superstar player will get this team to a championship. There is no doubt that Jerry Jones desperately wants to win a superbowl and will do anything he can to achieve that, except the one thing he must do to achieve that: get out of the coach's business and give him the teeth he needs to have more than an empty bark when he seeks to correct a player or situation.
  9. jnday

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    Has Jerry even thought about getting a real OC instead of hiring the first idiot in line behind Garrett? Callahan was brought in as some oline savior with less than stellar results, so he gets the OC job when Garrett was stripped of playcalling duties. Is it that hard to get some real coaches in Dallas? Even the DC is about ten years past his prime with a defense that doesn't fit the players. Dallas gets fewer positive results with more talent than any team in the league due to subpar coaching. It will never change.

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