Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  By BOB STURM  |  Last updated 9/17/13
The offensive examination this week gives me a chance to argue with the wind about the role of running in the NFL in 2013. You see, in the modern age, there are few things that get debated by those that enjoy the advanced metrics that Football Outsiders and similar numbers sources like the role of the run game and runpass ratios. Do you run to win or do you run when you win? They tell you with great confidence that surely, you run because you are winning and that multiple carries is simply the spoils of your victory (see: Jamaal Charles on Sunday). It is the classic chicken or egg discussion, and although I subscribe to much of what that section of the football community has sold, I disagree with the deeper issues here. Why? Because I watch the Cowboys game in and game out since 1998. That truth may be real for other teams in other places. But, I am convinced that the Tony RomoJason Garrett Cowboys are reluctant to run the football. They may be reluctant because they see that h...
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