I'm one of many who have been saying for two years that we need to run better in the red zone, and that hasn't changed. Now over the last 10 games, we've also needed to run more. In the last 10 games in the red zone, we've run 18 times and passed 52 times. That 26/74 run/pass ratio is lowest in the league over that span. But we have not been the worst red zone rushing team over that span, not by a long shot. 10 of those runs (55.6% of all red zone runs) have resulted in either a 5+yard gain on 1st or 2nd down, a TD or a 1st down. We've averaged 2.4 yards per run in the red zone. League average is 2.6, so we still need to run for a better average. But 44.4% of Dallas' red zone runs have resulted in a 1st down or TD, while league-wide it's only 28.3%. 21 of the passes (40.3% of all red zone passes) have resulted in either a 5+yard gain on 1st or 2nd down, a TD or a 1st down. We've averaged 3.1 yards per pass in the red zone, which is the league average. But only 28.8% of Dallas' passes have resulted in a 1st down or TD, while league-wide it's 31.7%. Plays that resulted in 1st down or TD (since week 9 of 2012) passes outside red zone Cowboys 34.9% NFL 32.1% passes inside red zone Cowboys 28.8% NFL 31.7% runs outside red zone Cowboys 22.5% NFL 22.0% runs inside red zone Cowboys 44.4% NFL 28.3% Percentage of red zone runs that resulted in 1st down or TD (since week 9 of 2012) Top 5 teams Carolina 45.4% (20 of 44) Dallas 44.4% (8 of 18) Phi 39.4% (13 of 33) Det 39.3% (11 of 28) NYG 38.3% (18 of 47) As for negative runs, Dallas has only had 4 runs for 0 yards or less (22.2% of all red zone runs), which is about the average of the top 5 teams. I don't doubt that the 44.4% will go down with more rushing attempts, but that's exactly what being 2nd in the league should be telling us -- that we need more rushing attempts.