Last season, the Dallas Cowboys suffered one of the most disappointing seasons in recent franchise history. Multiple injuries to star quarterback Tony Romo played a large part in the Cowboys’ lack of production on the field.
So entering 2016, the Cowboys are hoping to keep their quarterback healthy.
One way the team plans on doing that is by relying on the rushing attack which includes No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott and the veteran duo of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team plans on using a run-heavy offense to keep Romo on the field during a recent appearance on XEPRS-AM in San Diego.
“At the end of the day it’s all about Tony’s health. We’ve got to keep him healthy,” Jones said, according to The Dallas Morning News.
“We did take a big pick in Ezekiel Elliott that I think really helps everybody. Not only going to help the rushing game, but because he is so gifted catching the ball out of the backfield, pass protection. I think all of that will do a lot to Tony and at the same time take a lot of the pressure off the defense in terms of controlling the ball like we did two years ago. We’re excited about where we sit right now as a team.”
The last time the Cowboys focused on their rushing attack, DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing, the team was NFC East champs and they made a deep playoff run before being eliminated on a controversial call.
If the rushing game can return to that level, we could soon see Dallas once again becoming a major player in the NFL.
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