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What Running/Passing Ratio are you hoping for?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by KevinU, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. KevinU

    KevinU Active Member

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    For the team to make some great strides this year, what are you hoping for? If the ratio can become more balanced, the benefits will be substantial. Per game at least 40/60 either way I think would be ideal. Just asking your thoughts.
  2. Cowboy06

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    I would like to see more balance. In a league that is a passing league, I would like to be different. Be that team that can run it down your throat and then when you put 8 or 9 in the box, burn you deep or with side to side passing. So I want to see 50 to 55% run...the rest passing, but smart passing. if you can't run for at least 3 to 4 yards when you really need it, get better linemen, better coaching and move on.
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  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would say for the season somewhere along the line 60/40 pass. For me more important than the pass/run splits is a consistent running attack. Being strong enough in the run game where teams do not just pin their ears back and go after Romo. When you face the better defenses around the league it becomes very important to make them honor the run and make them defend the entire field.
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  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I would prefer 50/50 b/c Im a fan of strong run games, but I know that probably isnt realistic. I could get on board with 60/40, but I agree it is more important to just be consistent. A 10 yard gain every drive would be just as effective as running the ball 20 times but only getting 2-3 yards. If we can get a decent YPC, and a defense we can trust, I think that number will come closer to an even split with Callahan calling plays though.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree I think the more you can run the more effective your offense can be not to mentioned when you running the OL is attacking not sitting back defending. You can wear a defense out when you can pound on them and it takes away their aggressiveness. I agree that the rules in place favor the pass but that does not mean running is somehow not important
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  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think a 60/40 is probably closer to what we can expect. 50/50 would be great but would be hard to take us from where we have been to 50/50 I think. The main thing I would like to see is more balance in our TD production. I'd like to see that closer to 50/50 by a lot.
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  7. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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    the one that gets us the most points and most wins.
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  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Cart, get back behind that horse.
    I'd love to see rushing attempts go up, and I expect we will. If it happens, it'll be because we're ahead in more games going into the 4th. Not because running the ball more often is going to give us magical balance that will win more games.
  9. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    In 1993 we were 60/40 pass/run and that was with Emmit (although he did miss the first two games). That ratio would work for me.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think it can help win the games not just 4th qrt running but beating up a defense. As I mentioned rules are set up for passing but when you can beat a defensive front up and pound them they stop getting a jump on the pass rush. I think a strong running game can do a lot in helping an offense become more effective than just to sit there throwing the ball all day. Heck Romo threw more passes last year than he has ever thrown before in a season and the results are he gets the crap kicked out of him because defense just tee off on him they are not concerned at all with a 31st ranked run offense why would they be?
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  11. Doomsday101

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    Fact is the Cowboys since 2006 has ranked 9th or better in passing every year but where we have had trouble is running. 2009 we win the division Dallas ranks 6th in passing and 7th in rushing. We don't have to be the best running team but being a passing team we can do and have done what we fail to do is run the ball effectively and as long as we continue to run the ball poorly defense will continue to just go after Romo with little regards for a running game.
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  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Where we have trouble is in pass defense. We pass the ball well, but we can't get into position to run out the clocks because the other teams can pass against us at will, too. Now, last season that problem was exacerbated by injuries to the interior OL and to Demarco Murray, but overall, the problem is the game situations we're in and not necessarily our ability to actually move the ball on the ground.
  13. Doomsday101

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    Problem is defense but the problem is not being able to run the ball be it injury or OL fact is when this team fails to run effectively we don't win. Throwing the ball as much as we do is not winning ball games. There is a fallacy about rushing how it does not win game that is false being able to run helps teams win. Heck last year’s playoff teams were around the top of the league in rushing. Yes rules are set up for the pass but it does not do you much good if the QB is under constant pressure and running the ball can help to take that pressure away. The game has not changed as much as some like to claim and there is still a place in this league for effective running and not just the 4th qrt of a game.
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  14. erod

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    It's irrelevant.

    If you run for 5 yards a clip on first down, it's going to be heavy run. If you're stuffed consistently, it'll be heavy pass.
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I like this post, but I don't like your sig! Have someone photoshop that pic so that it's a Cowboys helmet..it looks like a Packer helmet.

    ;)
  16. Doomsday101

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    Which is why Dallas was so successful in the 90's we still ran great when the defense would use 8 in a box but it also opened up passing lanes and defense were never stupid enough to just go after Troy and let Emmitt kill them. No doubt passing is critical in this league but running game still makes a differance because it changes how defense have to play.
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  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    This is true because it depends on the game conditions and how the game is going. If you can run, then run the damn thing, if you can't, then throw it...but either way, only one person will get the blame for the loss or the praise for the success.
  18. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Not sure these are actually the facts. What's your measure of running effectively? Running a lot?

    It's not a fallacy that passing effectively wins games, and that rushing effectively does not. People just misinterpret what that means. Running the ball obviously plays an important role in an NFL offense. It's just the case that doing it better than the other guys doesn't usually help you win the ballgame.

    But there's no denying that teams that pass the ball effectively tend to score more points, and, as a result, are in position to run the ball more often--regardless how effective or ineffective their running games are. Playing with the lead is the reason those teams win more games, and running is a by product of playing with the lead and not necessarily the cause of it.
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  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    But you can't stop stupid so people will put blame where they choose. Bottom line to be a champ you better be able to do a lot of things well on offense, defense and special teams.
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  20. Doomsday101

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    Running a lot is not what I consider running effectively running effectively is being able to pick up needed yards at will, I'm tired of watching 3 and 1 or 2 and we get stuffed. Goal line rushing matters. If you can put a back out there who can put up the yards he becomes a threat and defense have to honor it they can't just go after the QB. I have watched as this team pass and pass and pass and it does not work you need to be able to run if you can't then Romo is going to get beat up once again and frankly I'm tired of it.
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