The Dallas Cowboys have a unique opportunity to renovate the offense with new play caller Kellen Moore. During the off-season, there has been a bit of chatter from the team about how the offense is changing. So what should we expect?
Jason Garrett has used the words “a collaborative effort” when describing the offense. Sanjay Lal has mentioned how building the deep passing game will allow the slants and shallow crosses to free up. Sean Lee complimented the offense saying, “they fooled us on a couple of runs today.”
Words from the Cowboys have been encouraging and optimistic especially with the new members that have joined the team. However, it can be hard to really grasp what the Cowboys are wanting to do on offense.
The introduction of a young offensive mind would suggest the Cowboys offense will see more spread looks and have the profile of a “multiple offense” as Kellen Moore likes to say. The college game has really started to make waves in the NFL.
Last season, RPOs became more prevalent in the short passing game and introduction of all types of misdirection became a crucial part in teams run games. The old ground and pound Dallas Cowboys run game was in need of a modern touch.
When discussing all these play calls and scheme changes, it’s important to understand what Jason Garrett wants. His ground and pound approach from last year will be in full effect. What could be different or an addition, is the incorporation of zone reads and read options as Dak was, and continues to be, an effective runner.
Today, I’ll be providing some clarity on what the Cowboys offense should look like come week one.