Since the early part of the 2008 season the term "spreading the ball around" began to surface in regard to the flow that the offense was desired to have. Many pundits and fans commented that Jason Garrett and Tony Romo needed to spread the ball around more. It specifically became an issue following the 1st 'Skins game when Terrell Owens complained about how many balls he got thrown his way. I am curious to know what my fellow Zoners think is the definition of "spreading the ball" around. There was no discussion of this concept during the 2007 season in which Romo, Witten and Owens had unbelievable seasons. In that season Witten had 96 receptions 1,145yds and 7 TD's, while Owens had 81 receptions 1,355yds and 15 TD's. The offense was #2 in points scored and #3 in yds in the league. IMO, that 2007 offense didn't exactly spread the wealth too much and it didn't do so last season either. Romo's favorite targets as the numbers bear were Witten and Owens. Since 2006, Witten has averaged 80.3 receptions 950.3yds and 4 TD's. While Owens averaged 78.3 receptions 1,195.7yds and 12.7 TD's over the same span. Rightfully so, when passing Romo targeted the two future Hall of Famers/mulitple Pro Bowlers. Both players produced for Garrett and Romo. Since Owens is gone his 78.3 receptions must go somewhere. Is the definition of "spreading the ball around" distributing those 78.3 passes to various players (RW11, Crayton, Austin, Bennett, Felix, etc.)? If RW11 has 78 receptions for over 1,000yds while Witten has his standard 80catch season, will there still be a call for spreading the ball around? What is the perfect scenario for Cowboys fans? How do you define "spreading the ball around"? If possible, give numbers for Witten, RW11, et al. Or does the call for spreading the ball around stem from Dallas going from 13-3 in 2007 to 9-7 last season?