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June 08, 2010

Cowboys work to heat up red zone

The Cowboys offense ranked second in yards gained last year. The Saints had 6,461 and Dallas was close behind with 6,390.

But New Orleans outscored the Cowboys by 149 points. The Saints ranked first with 510 points while Dallas was 14th with 361 points.

So, not surprisingly, in organized team activities, the Cowboys have spent extended time working on their red zone offense.

“There are things that Tony [Romo] and our receivers have done down there that are consistent and we try to do more of those,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said. “[Jason] Witten comes to mind more than anybody. We had been getting it to him a lot in the red zone. We didn’t do it quiet as much last year. We shouldn’t have gotten away from that.”

Witten caught 94 passes last year, but had only two touchdowns. In 2008, Witten had 81 catches and four TDs and in 2007 he had 96 catches and seven TDs.

-- Jan Hubbard


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Jason Garrett's red-zone offense is to blame for alot of the scoring failures. Maybe he will mature as the offensive coordinator,

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