Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
There are certain sounds that are evocative enough to promise trouble is upon you. It’s when you hear the squealing of tires braking on pavement when you hear a chorus of children singing hauntingly in a scary movie when you hear your wife say “We need to talk.’’ The noise that causes those same sort of chills to run up the spines of Dallas Cowboys fans? “We have to re-commit to the running game.’’ That is the solemn pledge of coach Jason Garrett. It comes in the wake of a 17-16 loss at Kansas City in which: Starting running back DeMarco Murray carries just 12 times for a paltry 25 yards. The team totaled 13 run plays in 55 snaps. There were no designated run plays in the fourth quarter. The final 19 plays run were all passes. “We have to re-commit to the running game.’’ This should be the mantra after a two-game opening to the season that has featured 34 running plays and 91 passing plays. The ineffectiveness of the former leads to the over-reliance on the latter … and next t...
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