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Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back

Joseph Randle

(21) runs with the ball against New England Patriots safety

Devin McCourty

(32) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2. It Was Only a Glimpse, But it Was Something

Running back Joseph Randle had 60 yards on 12 carries. While this is only 4.0 yards per carry, it showed that maybe the running game can get going.

Throw in Darren McFadden‘s 62 yards on 9 receptions for 6.4 yards per catch, and this gives some hope that if Matt Cassel can open up the passing game a little then the running game will benefit greatly. This will also help the offensive line look and play better. It is difficult to play well when teams are stacking eight or nine in the box to stop the run or rush the passer because they have no fear of Weeden beating them over the top.

Without running back Lance Dunbar, maybe McFadden has found a role filling the gap left behind. McFadden has the ability to make plays in the open field, it is just getting him there that has proved difficult.

Moving forward the Cowboys must find ways to open the run game and use both Randle and McFadden to their strengths.

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