As is always the case when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, all eyes will be on the performance of quarterback Tony Romo, with people either ready to pounce with criticism, or praise. But, you might want to take your eyes off the Dallas passing game and focus more on what they’re doing out of the backfield. Well, at least that’s what team vice president Stephen Jones would lead you to believe.
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In talking to reporters on Thursday as camp opens up, Jones noted that the Cowboys will be putting a lot more focus on the run game this season.
“I think you see some things that way,” Jones said. “We will be running the ball more. I think our offensive line is better than it was last year and I think we ran the ball pretty well last year. I think we’ll run it better this year and I think there will be a bigger commitment to running it.”
This is not all that far-fetched for the team to be thinking like this, especially with the way that DeMarco Murray played down the stretch last year. Jones also went on to note that when Murray is carrying the load, the team is just better.
“I think we’ve been pretty successful when DeMarco has gotten over 20 carries,” Jones said. “Our winning percentage is pretty good. So yes, I’d like to see us in the top 10 in terms of our rushing attack. I think that’s a good recipe in terms of us winning.”
Should this be the plan going forward, though, and it fails, someone will undoubtedly find a reason to blame Romo anyway.