Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dallas Cowboys Tip Their Offensive Hand By Cutting Lawrence Vickers

Lawrence Vickers is looking for a new job after getting cut by Dallas, but the Cowboys offense may have found an identity in the process.

With training camp right around the corner teams likely have a pretty good idea of what sort of offense they plan on running. That's a good thing of course; lets you know what personnel you need and what you don't need--which is likely why the Dallas Cowboys cut loose fullback Lawrence Vickers.

When the Cowboys signed Vickers in March it made sense. They have had a lot of trouble keeping running backs healthy not to mention just gaining yards. Last season the only team that had fewer rushing yards a game was Arizona (79.1 yards/game for Dallas; 75.3 yards/game for Arizona).

So with the help of a fullback maybe the holes could be opened up a little more and the running back can take less of a beating. Makes sense right? But then the team cuts him.

So now what?

The answer is really pretty easy--a whole lot of two tight end sets. It explains why the team used a second round draft pick on another tight end (Gavin Escobar) even though they arguably have the best one in the league in Jason Witten.... read the full post follow the link to MVPTexas!

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