In the first move of owner Jerry Jones' pledge to make things "very uncomfortable" at Valley Ranch, the Cowboys fired running backs coach Skip Peete on Monday, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.
Peete had been with the Cowboys six seasons, and only once in that time did the Cowboys rank higher than No. 16 in the league in rushing. That top year was 2009 when the Cowboys were 7th.
This season, the Cowboys were 31st in the NFL in rushing, ahead of only the Arizona Cardinals. The 1,265 yards the Cowboys rushed for in 2012 were an all-time low for the team in a 16-game season.
In Peete's defense, star running back DeMarco Murray has yet to play a full season because of injuries.
Murray rushed for 897 yards in 13 games, starting seven, in 2011 when he won the starting job in mid-season.
Murray started 10 games in 2012, rushing for 663 yards and saw his yards per game average dip from 69.0 to 66.3.
Backup running back Felix Jones, a former first round pick, has also ...