Cowboys signed former Cardinals 2011 second- round pick Ryan Williams.
Williams’ NFL experience is limited. He’s played in only five games in
his short NFL career. He injured his patella tendon in his right knee
during his rookie season and injured his shoulder the following season.
things started looking up last season because Williams wasn’t injured
in 2013 but the Cardinals made him inactive anyway. With the signing of
Williams, does this mean the Cowboys are posed to run more?
this question because they have five running backs on their roster:
DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle, Ben Malena, and Martin
Glasco. And they signed offensive tackle Zack Martin with their first
round pick. Now I know Martin was drafted to protect the million dollar
baby quarterback, Tony Romo, but Martin adds to a massive front line.
all of these running backs and Martin, the Cowboys should be committed
to running the ball more. For one, Murray had his best season yet,
averaging 5.2 yards a carry, 1,121 yards, and nine touchdowns. Dunbar
is a good change of pace back and was effective until his injury.
performed well while Murray missed a few games. Add the newly acquired
Williams and the Cowboys would be very effective running the ball.
to the run will not only help Tony Romo, but it will open up play
action, pick up first downs, run time off of the clock, and keep that
awful, last ranked defense on the sideline.
When the Cowboys won
those three Super Bowls in the 1990’s, it was because of a commitment to
run the ball, not throw it 100 times a game and lose in the waning
seconds of a crucial “win or get in playoff game.” And the dominant run
game of the 90′s kept the defense on the sideline well rested.
reason the Cowboys should commit to the run is to protect Romo. He is
coming off of his second back surgery in as many seasons. If Jerry wants
to protect his $100 million dollar quarterback, he needs to hand the
ball off to a running back that only averaged 5.2 yards, rushed for
1,121 yards, scored nine touchdowns, and caught the winning touchdown
against the Redskins to put his team in position to win the division
title and gain a playoff berth.
Murray did that while missing a few games.
Imagine what Murray can do for the Cowboys if he gets 25 carries a game?