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....
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