Something is missing in the Dallas Cowboys offense. The dynamic players are there, and they sometimes put it all together and have success, but one thing is holding them back.
Demarco Murray is a stud. The guy can flat out run. Durability is a problem, but one we are going to have to deal with. With that being said, the back up running back role becomes a huge piece to this offense.
While finding someone to take over for Murray if he goes down, we can find a missing piece to the puzzle that is our offense. I will never see Murray as a guy that hits home runs. Obviously he has here and there, but he is not that guy that will beat you to the edge and be off to the races. That is what is missing.
Think young Felix Jones. Marion Barber would pound the ball down defenses throats, and when he needed a breath, the defense would have to deal with the intense speed of Felix Jones. It would hit them hard. Jones was averaging a ton of yards per carry.
This is what this team can use. When Demarco Murray needs a breath, we need someone to come in and be off to the races. It wouldn’t hurt if this player could also receive. A big weapon for Tony Romo would be someone out of the backfield that can get open and take off, or even take screens the distance.
This would add a new aspect to the offense. In the final game of the season against the Redskins, the perfect way to counter their repetitive blitzes would have been to kill them with a screen. When we tried it, they picked it off and ended the game. Someone to come in and fry a defense on a screen would add a new element.
Now that we have to focus on finding someone to back Murray up, it is a perfect time to take advantage of it. Someone like Andre Ellington or Kenjon Barner can come to this team and really add something new. These two have proven that if you miss them, they will burn you down the field, and if Murray has to miss a couple games, they can handle some of the load.
We have something special in Demarco Murray, but it has been proven that a solid one-two punch can really put an offense over the top. We’ve seen it work in Dallas before, and we would have loved to see Felix Jones still be able to fill that role, but he was a different player. We now have a chance to find someone in the middle of the draft that can really bring something to the table.