It’s no secret that Cowboys coach Wade Phillips will have complete control of the defense this season.
What wasn’t known until Tuesday is that he also will apparently have a big say in the team’s offensive philosophy as it attempts to bounce back from last season’s disappointing 9-7, non-playoff season and snap a 12-year drought without a playoff win.
Speaking at the club’s state-of-the-franchise news conference at the Alamodome, Phillips made it clear he wants a dominant running game in place when the Cowboys open Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay.
“We’ve got to establish a stronger running game,” Phillips said.
“We need to get in the top 10 (in the league),” Phillips said.
With that said, much of training camp will be devoted to finding a rotation that maximizes the talents of runners Marion Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, a chore that falls to OC Jason Garrett.
The first practice is set for 2:15 p.m. today at the dome.