Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Cowboys' run game a growing concern

About the Author

Recent posts by Eric Edholm

Reese: Giants' Tuck wants to regain form

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 @ 11:26 a.m.

Chiefs' Dorsey eyes '333 players' for first pick

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 4:33 p.m.

Caldwell might be starting fresh in Jacksonville

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:17 p.m.

Related Stories

Cowboys cut LB Connor, restructure three contracts

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 3:28 p.m.

Redskins lock up TE Paulsen

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:16 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m.

Cowboys tag Spencer, release Sensabaugh

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m.

Cowboys restructure several contracts

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m.

Cowboys re-sign LS LaDouceur

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:41 p.m.

Cowboys hire Dooley as WR coach

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 6:31 p.m.

Cowboys name Bisaccia special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m.

Police: Cowboys DT Ratliff's BAC twice legal limit

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m.

Is Canty a cap concern for Giants?

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m.
Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
By Eric Edholm

The high ankle sprain of RB Felix Jones comes at a time when the Cowboys already are struggling to run the football consistently or effectively at all. Jones will be replaced in the starting lineup by DeMarco Murray, as he and Tashard Choice appear to be the primary hopes for improvement on the ground in the next few weeks at least. But the loss of OLG Bill Nagy for the season further complicates the running concerns, even if Montrae Holland, his expected replacement, can step in and provide some push. The Cowboys should be able to run well, in theory, because of the coverages they often see, which are geared to slow down the passing attack. The offensive line certainly is to blame, but we hear that predictable formations, the lack of a quality fullback and some missed assignments along the rest of the offensive line also have been consistent factors in the lack of production there.

Comments ()