You're looking at total yards, which has no correlation to wins in the NFL. The Redskins were 9th in total yards, the Texans ranked 11th. IOW, it's a really lousy stat. It's not "me" saying the Cowboys were 4th in points per drive. That's where they ranked in 2013. Here's a couple of reliable sources. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2013/ http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/drivestats 3rd down conversions are the biggest area of needed improvement for 2014, and Linehan's hire was probably made with that in mind. That's detailed here: http://cowboyszone.com/threads/linehans-effect-on-3rd-down-dez-and-the-offense.282111/ A note about 3rd down conversions, though. The biggest misconception about conversions is that it matters what down you convert on. It doesn't. There is no inherent advantage in converting on 3rd down as opposed to 1st or 2nd. It doesn't matter when you convert, only that you convert. That's why a stat like drive success rate has a higher win correlation than 3rd down conversion percentage. What hurt us on 3rd down was that our 1st- and 2nd-down plays weren't that good unless they actually moved the chains. Fortunately, they moved the chains more often than 30 other teams' did. Dallas was 2nd only to Denver in conversions on 1st or 2nd down.