Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/10/12
Until further notice, the Cowboys main concern for their offense is to solve their issue in running the ball out of base-offense situations. That means, with a QB under center, can they run the ball on 1st and 10 and 2nd and 5-9 to a point where they are not "falling behind the chains" as the coach likes to say. It is vital to figure this issue out, and since so many of you seemed to enjoy the Tampa Bay report for the running plays that were destroyed, I thought I would continue to try to identify what is going wrong. The Cowboys feel like they have an elite RB, and frankly, I agree with them based on what we saw in 2011 and even opening night of 2012. However, DeMarco Murray is not having any success in these last 3 weeks, and finally the inevitable is starting to happen - it is affecting his performance in that he is not the same confident running back who knew where to run and how quickly to make his decisions. In other words, he is now becoming part of the problem on some plays....
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