Romo: Cowboys remain committed to the running game
IRVING, Texas – Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said the Chiefs' defensive strategies and game situations kept more running plays from being executed in Sunday's loss in Kansas City.
Cowboys running backs had just 13 carries – 12 by DeMarco Murray and one by Lance Dunbar – while Romo threw 42 passes in the 17-16 loss.
"It would be silly just to run the ball to where you can't block an extra guy. That's part of the game, and when some people are doing that they're leaving Dez [Bryant by himself," Romo said.
Bryant had five catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter as the Chiefs initially left him in single coverage.
"The other point is, when you're trailing late in the game you're never going to run the ball as much as you want," Romo said. "When you're ahead late in the game, you're always going to get extra runs, more than you probably did throughout the game. Every game is going to come down to a little bit of that."
Romo said the Cowboys remain dedicated to running the ball more than they have the first two weeks of the season.
"I think more than anything, it just makes everyone's jobs easier if you can run the ball effectively," Romo said. "A lot of the reason Dez caught as many passes as he did is they brought people down to give you trouble in that respect in the run game.
"You take what they give you and then you have to adjust from there. We'd like to run the ball more and we'd like to run it better. We're trying to do different things here going forward to enable that."
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