The Dallas Cowboys the problem was too much in NFL in the 2021 season.
And while the team employs one of the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks in Ezekiel Elliott, his strengths have been predicted in their offense, led by Dak Prescott.
Dallas saw not one but three receivers break the 800-yard mark (CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, Dalton Schultz) last season, while Prescott himself was seventh in passing yards, and fifth in touchdowns and completions.
The team will have to make up for the loss of Cooper and Cedrick Wilson (both left during the season), and while Prescott remains confident in his abilities, former ‘Boys QB Tony Romo believes the team could be better off making a change. on the heavy road since Prescott’s first few seasons.
“I think this is going to be a fun year just to see without Amari Cooper there,” Romo said this week on “Maggie and Perloff.” “It’s a small issue that I feel is going to change a little bit.
“I think you’re going to see a little bit of a change in philosophy. … You know, because the weapons aren’t going to be as powerful.”
Romo’s seasons represent some of the best games in recent years from a rushing standpoint. Elliott led two major league games in 2016 and 2017, was named a first-team All-Pro in ’16 for his performance, and was voted MVP by a handful.
Dallas averaged 149.8 rushing yards as a unit that season and scored 24 TDs on the ground, with 72 runs of 10-plus yards (all three totals were second in the NFL). The rookie Elliott gained 1,631 rushing yards and 15 TDs.
The following year, Dallas also finished second in rushing YPG (135.6) and TDs (18), while posting a third-best mark in yards per carry (4.52). The team was 23rd in passing yards per game in 2016 (237.4), dropping to 27th the following campaign (207.9). Elliott also led the league in rushing in 2018, with 1,434 yards on the ground.
The Cowboys made the postseason twice from 2016-18, winning one of their last three games. They only made one appearance from 2019-2021 as they transitioned to a continuous mode.
Romo has made a number of predictions during his tenure with CBS. Could his ideas for Dallas’ offense be the best way to succeed in 2022?
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