Oct 30, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running backs coach Skip Peete along the sidelines prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Fire Running Backs Coach Skip Peete


Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has expressed his displeasure with the team’s running game following the conclusion of their 2012-13 season.

“We have to do a better job running the football,” Garrett said. “DeMarco Murray was out for a large portion of this season, but having said that, you have to put the next guy in there and you have to be effective running it.

“It just helps your football team. It helps your offensive line, it helps your quarterback, it helps your defense. That’s something that we’ve tried to do and we weren’t as effective as we needed to be. We have to make a commitment to being better next year.”

It looks like Garrett’s frustration has led to a coaching change.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys have fired running backs coach Skip Peete, who has been with the team since 2007.

This season, the Cowboys ran for a franchise low 1,265 yards.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that the Cowboys would be experiencing major changes this offseason and Peete is just the first casualty. We will have to wait and see if defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be the next to go.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kamilah.harris1 Kamilah Harris

    Jerry Jones’s First DUMB Decision Of The Off Season – Keeping Jason Garrett As Head Coach. Jerry Jones’s Second DUMB Decision Of The Off Season – Firing Skip Peete As RBs Coach. Avalanche Of Stupid Rolls On.