Offense is much better lately
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Jason Garrett called the offensive plays
under Wade Phillips, so his promotion to interim head coach
shouldn't have changed a thing about how the Dallas Cowboys run and
Boy, has it ever.
In each of Garrett's two games in charge of the entire squad,
the Cowboys have run more than they've thrown, something they
hadn't done even once all season. More importantly, Dallas won both
Garrett insists the difference is simply how the games have gone
overall. Too often, the Cowboys got behind early and had to throw a
lot to try catching up. But the past two games, Dallas has been
ahead in the fourth quarter, so it's been able to close games out
by loading up on handoffs.
Still, don't discount that the Cowboys are simply running
better. Their average yards per carry is up from 3.6 to 4.2
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