The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones stripped head coach Jason Garrett of the play calling duties and re-assigned them to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. His coaching resume includes leading the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl after head coach Jon Gruden left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gruden is now a analyst for ESPN mainly working on Monday Night Football and made some interesting comments about his play-calling preferences.
“When I left the Oakland Raiders, I watched Bill Callahan take over for me,” Gruden explained. “I don’t think he ran the ball one time. He says, ‘Gruden, why do you want me to run it?’ He says, ‘Everything is a two or one yard gain. Let’s throw it every snap.’”
That seems to be what the Cowboys are doing this season.
From the Dallas Morning News:
In Bill Callahan’s two games as offensive play-caller, the Dallas Cowboys have passed the ball 91 times and ran it 39. Only three NFL teams have thrown the ball more than the Cowboys and only five teams have run it less.
There has been some finger pointing about who is to blame for the unbalanced play calling. It was suggested that quarterback Tony Romo was changing the plays at the line or in the hurry-up offense.
[h/t] Dallas Morning News