The Cowboys' new "passing game coordinator" Scott Lineh...

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The Cowboys' new "passing game coordinator" Scott Linehan wants to run the ball...

"You start with running it effectively," Linehan said. "You achieve balance in the NFL by playing good football throughout three quarters, gaining that lead and then you've got a lead going into the fourth quarter. The teams that run the ball the best, that run the ball balanced, generally are getting a lot of their damage done in that late third, early fourth quarter. You get behind the score then you say you want to do (run the ball). You don't want to abandon it, but you're going to lean toward throwing the ball a little more. So that's to me, I think, the thing with the offensive line, that's a no-brainer. This is a great young front. Added a great piece to it. It was already an offensive line that was really meshing and playing well. We don't have to have this certain look to run the ball. We feel like we can line up and say hey, if they're going to drop guys into the box, we still feel like we've got the guys that can get it done. And then that helps everything. That opens everything on the outside of the field."

Fantasy Impact: 

Linehan has a reputation for being pass-happy, but the 2013 Lions were ranked 13th in pass/run ratio, so he's likely to keep the Cowboys' offense relatively balanced given the presence of DeMarco Murray.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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