The Dallas Cowboys showed the potential of their offense with a balanced attack against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys rushed for 144 yards and had 208 yards through the air. The balanced attack was credited for the Cowboys success, primarily for it’s impact on the passing game.
“The way we ran the ball today was super productive and that opened up the back for the wide receivers, it opened up the passing game,” Dez Bryant said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We started seeing one-on-one coverage down the line, during the game. We executed whatever we needed to execute because of the run game. If [Lance] Dunbar and DeMarco [Murray] didn’t do what they did today, we probably wouldn’t have gotten this victory.”
Head coach Jason Garrett agreed with Bryant.
“It was probably one of the better running games we’ve had all year,” Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “And when you can do that, all of a sudden you’re getting some favorable matchups outside in the passing game. I thought once we got going on offense that Tony was outstanding. He completed a ton of balls in a row, starting with that drive right before the half. He really played well, and it all fits together.”
Topics: Dallas Cowboys