The Washington Redskins rushed for 216 yards against the Cowboys but Kyle Shanahan was not completely happy with the performance. For one thing the Redskins lost the game 31-16. On top of that there were situations where the Redskins needed to get even a modest gain on a rushing play but were unable to do so.
“I'd like to eliminate those negative runs” said the Redskins’ offensive coordinator. “When you run on second and 10 you want to at least feel worst-case scenario to be third and seven. There were a couple of situations where we got into third and 12 and things like that.”
Against Dallas the Redskins ran the ball on second down 11 times and they averaged 3.5 yards per attempt. The only had one negative run for minus-2 yards but they got stopped for no yards four times.