Dallas Cowboys’ Scott Linehan – Lean on the Running Game?
Passing Game Coordinator Scott Linehan is busy talking about the Cowboys running game.
“Things that were done last year in the running game with DeMarco, the running style that was created here is really a good fit,” Linehan said recently on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “That’s going to be our strength, being able to lean on that running game a little bit more than they have in the past.”
Some might find it a bit odd that Linehan, former play-caller for the Detriot Lions, who last year threw the ball more than any other NFL team, is talking about an increased emphasis and reliance on the running game in the 2014 Cowboys’ season. This is also coupled with the fact that drafting offensive lineman Zack Martin of Notre Dame this year and center Travis Frederick last year is supposed to provide solid proof that the Cowboys are committed to running the pigskin.
Of course, it might be good to remember that these same things were being said by Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett last year when the Cowboys led the league in yards per rush average, yet abandoned the running game at the most inopportune times.
I hope you will understand a bit of skepticism with the final word of this post.
I’ll believe it when I see it!