Shanahan on Cousins' improvement from last year
At times this season critics have lambasted the Redskins for abandoning the run game. Now the same chorus can be heard loud and clear in Dallas. Last week in a loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Cowboys gave up a 23-point lead in the second half. Much of the blame has centered on the offense getting away from running back DeMarco Murray.
Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman could not believe the way the Cowboys lost the game. Via a Dallas radio station, AIkman said:
If there was ever a time that DeMarco Murray should have had 25 carries in a game, that was it. You’ve got a 23-point lead. And as it turns out, Eddie Lacy ran the ball almost twice as much as DeMarco Murray in the second half of that ballgame, which is pretty mind-boggling. It was as bizarre a loss as I’ve ever witnessed.
Facing the Redskins this Sunday, it will be interesting to watch how Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reacts to the criticism he's received this week. The Redskins defense would appear to be more vulnerable through the air than on the ground, but Dallas is still likely to try and establish Murray as a primary part of their offensive attack.