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2 The Hard Way

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No not those two, and not that way. Back now? Okay.

Offensively the big names are there. Dez Bryant, Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Demarco Murray. Collectively they will be the driving force of the offense, but its whose behind them that could take the offense to another level (excluding Romos backup).

On the surface, the addition of Scott Linehan to many is shrugged off and thrown into the "ah just another coordinator coming into a dysfunctional system" category boy the outsiders. He will essentially be the 3rd play caller in as many years, but unlike his predecessor has a much more intriguing resume that is a little more telling. Guys other than the BIG 1s will have plenty opportunity to contribute in a major way.

Terrance Williams

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Being the #2 WR on any team offers plenty of opportunity to be a major contributor. It helps when your playing next to guys like Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. After a rocky start to his rookie season Williams had a very impressive rookie year. 44 rec in 8 starts for 736 yards and 5 TDs. He became a very clutch player for Romo down the stretch, and in my opinion is already one of if not the best sideline catcher on the team. He'll continue to grow and under Linehan will keep getting opportunities to shine. I expect him to come close if not eclipse the 1000 yard mark this season.

Gavin Escobar

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When Linehan was hired, the very first thing that came to mind was Joseph Furia. It wasn't hard to miss him last season with all his TD dances that surfaced on NFL Network what seemed every other week. That's telling for a #2 TE. Digging deeper, Linehan has used the #2 TE more often than not in Detriot. Tony Scheffler totaled 45,26,and 45 receptions under Scott Linehan as the backup.

Furia posted only 18 catches in 2013 but 7 of them went for TDs. Ill go out on a limb here and say Escobar is more talented than Furia. Escobars size, hands and catch radius are a QBs best friend. Under Callahan he was grossly under used. The 12 personnel set was thought to be the base in Dallas but I think its safe to say that is no longer the case any more and JG has moved on.

The Escobar kid … is a guy that’s kind of somewhat untapped at this point," Linehan said. "It’s not because he doesn’t have the ability to do it. We really liked him [in Detroit] last year coming out in the draft. I followed him when he came here. Now that I’m working with him, I’m really excited to see what he can do for us, too. Scott Linehan

I believe Linehan will use Escobar a lot more specifically in the Red Zone. He will take advantage of the mismatch opportunities Escobar posses. With Dez, Witten, Murray, and Williams likely garnering the most attention he will have plenty of one on one matchups.

Lance Dunbar

Dunbar was ecstatic when Linehan was bought on board and its easy to see why.

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I’m very excited about working with him," Dunbar said. "I’ve seen the things he did with the guys in Detroit. He utilizes all of his guys and knows how to get them the ball in space. He plays to their ability and strengths

Again Callahan grossly under used Dunbar and his abilities. Although he has to stay healthy when he was he barely saw the field. And when he finally did and broke out, injury struck. All Dunbar had to do was look at what Linehan did with back up RB Joique Bell.

Bell totaled 166 carries for 650 yards and 8 TDs while also catching 50+ balls for over 500 yards. His 1100+ total yards is very impressive for a back up. Dunbar brings burst, speed and wiggle ability that has been lacking out of the backfield for some time now. If he can stay somewhat healthy there is no doubt in my mind Linehan will get him the ball a lot more than Callahan did.

Going into the season while I cant wait to see our main guys under new OC Scott Linehan, I think I am more excited to see what our 2s do with his direction. Last year for majority of the season the offense just didn't seem fluid, smooth, or have a sense of direction. It was as if Callahan was reluctant to use the other players including Harris, and Beasley as well. This at times left the offense in a stagnant position (combined with awful play calling).

If all esle fails he called always do this..

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But I have feeling if teams devote too much attention to one of our BIG 1s, Linehan will make them pay with our 2s the hard way.

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