Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrate after catching a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys OC Scott Linehan: We have weapons to go deep


The Dallas Cowboys brought in Scott Linehan to take over the offense, the third change at the coordinator position in as many years. Linehan’s known for his vertical passing attack and isn’t looking to get away from his roots and thinks that the Cowboys have the weapons for it to work.

“That’s a big part of what I grew up in or believe in,” Linehan recently said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “It’s going to be our philosophy to do those kinds of things maybe a little more. I think we have the personnel for it, for sure. It’s a way to get people backed up a little bit and also create big plays.

“Everybody says it’s a low percentage play. Depending on the look, it’s a high percentage play, as long as you got weapons on the outside part of the field. I really believe we have that. We also have some big targets with our tight ends. Having the talent, the speed and the length we have at our skill positions I think it’s something you got to implement, and that really helps open up things for your running game as well.”

Linehan went on to say the Cowboys’ offensive weapons were part of why he came to Dallas. He listed that Romo was a “proven players” and listing off wide receiver Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten as weapons. He also mentioned receiver Terrance Williams and tight end Gavin Escobar as players with upside.

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