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Why don't we run a lead draw?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by cowboys#1, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    Why can't we have a play that worked so well for Emmitt, for Zeke. Lead draw is great play.
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  2. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    It is a great play. My guess is they don’t want to have a FB on the field that often to use the play on a regular basis.
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  3. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Garrett is trying to outsmart his opponents.
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  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    We might run it more now that Witten's retired.

    We preferred to have a TE AND a 3rd WR on the field, rather than a FB.
  5. Toro9

    Toro9 Well-Known Member

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    The lead draw made even Julius Jones look good
  6. RoboQB

    RoboQB Well-Known Member

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    Julius Jones was a good back that Parcells essentially ruined.
  7. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    Forgot about Julius Jones. A lot of RBs came through here. MB, Murray and Zeke was the only ones that had some worth.
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  8. RoboQB

    RoboQB Well-Known Member

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    Jones was good. Had some wiggle and speed. When he left Dallas, he had three of the teams top 10 game RB performances.
    Parcells passed on Steven Jackson and drafted Jones. After his rookie season, Parcells wanted him to run more inside,
    essentially trying to turn him into a RB like Jackson.
  9. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Because the full back has gone the way of the DoDo, and undercenter is going that way, as well. The Cowboys still run a lot of draws out of single back and shotgun sets, though.
  10. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    It also worked so well when Peyton was our OC and we were running the ball with MBIII.

    I guess that it was no longer part of Garrett's vanilla playbook and thus it was removed.

    shame shame.
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  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Probably more truth in that post than most realize.
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  12. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Because we really only run gap calls in the RZ and the draw doesn't fool anyone down there; if the DE don't bite there is no crease. Between the 20's we have been a ZBS scheme since 2013.

    it is possible that we see a return to more man calls with the new OL coach.
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  13. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Nobody handed me the memo...

    Okay! I'll... let me get together with @dallasdave on this one.
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  14. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Honesty, we really aren't going to truly get a good grasp of what they want until the season starts.

    A conundrum for us and for Defensive Coordinators, for a minute.

    This is going to be a very interesting season.
  15. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Well-Known Member

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    We should try that sometime. LOL
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
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  16. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    Member the counter play they used to run all the time with Felix. Qb turns right eb starts right then goes left and qb turns with him and hands the ball off. That play would be nice for Zeke too. 100% agree with the lead draw.
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  17. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    How often does Dak line up under center? It'll be less of a surprise than it was in the Emmitt days, when Troy was under center a lot.

    Can't really run it if you're in shotgun most of the time.
  18. BourbonBalz

    BourbonBalz Star4Ever

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    We don't have Moose.
  19. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    I find it funny fans are complaining about the Cowboys running game, as if there is a notable deficiency. Things change in the NFL all the time, but the key is whether a team can be successful at whatever they are doing at the moment. With a healthy, available Zeke, the team is, and will continue to l be, successful running the ball in the Cowboys offense.
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  20. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    When fans are discontented, it's like water trying to find it's way through a rock. It isn't enough that there are obvious causes for why the team hasn't advanced. They want to try every permutation of players and play calling to find issues. And it all starts with offense because, by default, people think their team is as good as its offense because they subconsciously know the team with more points wins. So if you lose, it's because you didn't score more points, by default.
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