The Dallas Cowboys lost the second game of the season to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Cowboys basically abandoned the running game in favor of passing. In the whole game the Cowboys rushed 16 times for 37 yards.
In the Cowboys coach’s defense, a 2.3 yard per carry isn’t much to work with. Regardless, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray wants more chances to run the ball.
“To be honest, I don’t know how many carries we had in the second half, we didn’t run it enough we kinda go to the pass,” Murray said, via ESPN Dallas. “It’s something (the) coaches are going to have to talk about and discuss.”
Murray has 32 carries for 111 yards on the season. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, “the Cowboys ran the ball with Murray and Dunbar five times in the second half, zero in the fourth quarter of a close game.”
Analyst Terry Bradshaw also criticized offensive coordinator Bill Callahan‘s play calling in the loss.
“We’ll have to go back and look at it,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We haven’t run the ball well enough and we haven’t ran the ball enough. We want to have more balance on our offense. We just have to do better. We’ll do that as coaches and as players and hopefully get better next week.”