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Mailbag: Replacing Zeke's Workload? New Personnel Options On Offense?
How does the RB playing time look going forward with Zeke's suspension? Do they go mainly by committee? Or do you see one guy getting the bulk of the carries?
Bryan: They have generally gone with one guy. Before Elliott it was McFadden. My belief is that they will find that guy and ride him until Elliott returns.
David: Jerry Jones said the situation is “not that simple” on Tuesday morning, and I assume that means we’re looking at a committee. I’m guessing Alfred Morris will be your “lead back,” so to speak, but I’m confident all three running backs are going to have a role in replacing Ezekiel Elliott.
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With the news that Zeke is gone for six games, do you see the Cowboys lining Cole Beasley and Ryan Switzer up on the field at the same time and using a New England Patriots-style short crossing routes game plan?
Bryan: They need to find a way to get Beasley going, regardless of who they line him up with. It has been a struggle for him, especially when teams double him. I don’t see them changing the way they operate, even without Elliott in the lineup. They’re still going to run their offense because that’s what they believe in.
David: Well, Cole Beasley needs to get healthy first. He’s recovering from a concussion, so it’s no guarantee when he’ll return to the field. But when he is healthy, I’d absolutely love to see some more of that personnel package. Something tells me the Cowboys will stick to what they’ve been doing, though.Read