Tony Romo says everyone’s jobs are easier if Cowboys can run

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands off the ball to running back DeMarco Murray (29) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have struggled to get their ground game going this year. It has been blamed on a variety of things, Bill Callahan’s tendency to pass and disinterest in running. It has been blamed on starting running back DeMarco Murray and his running style.

“It just makes everyone’s job easier if you can run the ball effectively,” Romo said, via ESPN Dallas.

“It’s about production,” Romo said. “So we’re trying to figure out different ways and I think we’ll do some things in the future to continue to get better and better at it.”

Nevertheless the Cowboys have struggled to run. ESPN ranks their run offense 27th in the league with an average of 62 yards per game. So far this season DeMarco Murray has carried the ball 32 times for 111 yards. Who to blame has been the subject of a lot of finger pointing in Dallas but they need to stop looking for the next scapegoat and start looking for the next solution. Maybe working on it together as a team?


Topics: Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Tony Romo

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  • JoeDaBeast

    Come on Mike, please tell us WHO is blaming anybody?

    “Who to blame has been the subject of a lot of finger pointing in Dallas but they need to stop looking for the next scapegoat and start looking for the next solution.”

    • Mike Dyce

      If you read the first paragraph you would have found two of the three people being blamed, but since you missed it I’ll explain.

      Finding scapegoats for the talented yet underperforming Cowboys has been a regular thing. Once, it was Wade Phillips and his “cupcake camps,” then it was Rob Ryan and his “too complicated” defense,” Garrett got some of it as well and was stripped of his play calling duties.

      So after the Cowboys called 16 running in plays the whole game against Kansas City, only 5 of which came in the second half, and none of which came in the fourth quarter. There was some search for who to blame.

      Who to blame?

      Bill Callahan has been known to prefer to throw the ball every down, so there is that assumption that he is to blame.

      An NFL Pro scout said that it was DeMarco Murray and his running style that was holding back the Cowboys offense.

      Head coach Jason Garrett said that Tony Romo was changing the plays in the no-huddle offense to pass plays. Now, the first two I linked to into the first paragraph, this one I didn’t so here you go:

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