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Zack Martin Says Cowboys’ Offensive Line is to Blame for Recent Run-Game Woes

The were running the football about as well as any team in the NFL in their first six games. They averaged 164 yards a game over the span and stormed out to a 5-1 record. However, over the last five games that has dropped to 83 yards a game and the Cowboys have gone 2-3.

Although the Cowboys were missing All-Pro Left for three of those games due to an ankle coupled with shuffling at the and left spots, All-Pro isn't letting that be an excuse for why the Cowboys has taken such a dive.

He recently said that the is the biggest reason it's been on a decline.

“I think you've got to look first and foremost at our room,” Martin said. “We take a lot of pride in that run game and over the last few weeks it hasn't been what we want it to be, so we've just got to get back to basics.”

Defenses in the NFL always make adjustments. mentioned that opposing defensive lines have done more movement and have been run blitzing lately. Martin isn't letting that be a reason why the Cowboys haven't run the ball well either.

“That's the first thing a will do if it's in there getting blown off the ball,” Martin said. “They're going to start moving the line and you just have to be on top of it to react and kind of change some of your combination blocks on the fly.”

The Cowboys will have a tough task getting the running game back on track on Thursday night against the and their third-ranked . However, they will have something working in their favor.

Martin along with Smith and will all be in the starting lineup for the first time since 2019 when they built a wall for to nearly set a franchise record for passing yards (4,902) and paved the way for Elliott to finish fourth in rushing (1,357).

Week 13 is a must-win for Dallas and the offensive playing well will have a lot to do with them achieving that.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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