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Running the Numbers: Cowboys Need to Stay Ahead of the Chains

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At DallasCowboys.com, I took a look at the Cowboys’ first down play-calls, specifically those on the ground.

At first glance, it appears as though Free has been the Cowboys’ most efficient run blocker in 2012. The truth is that Free has actually struggled quite a bit in the running game. In Week 1 at the Giants, Free was at the point of attack on DeMarco Murray’s 48-yard scamper. The right tackle really didn’t do much on the play, and if you remove it from the sample, the Cowboys have averaged only 2.07 YPC running behind Free. One play significantly altered the results.

Read it all at the team site.

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