Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo called plays in no-huddle, didn’t call run plays


The Dallas Cowboys looked like they abandoned the run game at one point during the Sunday loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Running back DeMarco 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.”

“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.”

Head coach Jason Garrett isn’t calling plays anymore, that responsibility falls with offensive coordinator Bill Callahan.

“Yesterday’s game, we were in some no-huddle situations for different reasons to attack the defense, to handle some of the third-down situations, to handle of the crowd noise, and we simply threw the ball too much in those situations,” Garrett said, via the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

However Garrett says Callahan wasn’t calling the plays in the no huddle, quarterback Tony Romo was at the line.

“In some of the no-huddle situations, he was making those calls,” Garrett said. “Again, we simply have to do a better job simply calling more runs and having more balance.”

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  • JoeDaBeast

    I think Peyton calls mostly passes when he can. Against many defenses, runs give you limited options. Where as passes have so many more possibilities. Last season, we were a High Risk, High Reward team that didn’t work. Now, it seems as if we are a Low Risk, Low Reward team. We need to establish the run, get the safeties to cheat up, and burn them with the Wide Receivers and Tight Ends up the seams, with a long sideline pass sprinkled in every now and then.

  • Tammie Aycock

    It makes me mad people blame Romo for not running more, or even not throwing to Dez much this last game. First of all Dez Bryant was suffering back spasms during the game, so it makes sense to not want to injure him, and not throw much to him.
    Now on the run game, lets see, Murray the prior two seasons came out explosive, running the ball, and bam season ending injury. He injured his ankle against the Giants, and it was smart to not rely on him completely for a run game, or he may have ended up again like the last 2 years. Dunbar has been fumbling too much to give him many plays, That needs to be worked on. Philip Tanner also has had issues with fumbles. When we were behind he needs to pass, because it is something he has more control over, and something we are better at right now.