Cowboys believe they can have a top-10 running game

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Vice-president Stephen Jones believes the Dallas Cowboys will be better in 2014 because of what he believes will be dynamic offense powered by a top-10 running game.

That's quite a statement for a that has long been pass-happy with quarterback Tony Romo and is two years removed from rushing for the fewest yards on the fewest attempts in team history.

But Jones says the Cowboys will change their personality on offense in 2014 behind what he hopes will be dominant offensive line.

"I think you see some things that way," Jones said. "We will be running the ball more. I think our offensive line is better than it was last year and I think we ran the ball pretty well last year. I think we’ll run it better this year and I think there will be a bigger commitment to running it."

Jones said the Cowboys learned from their success at the end of last season when running back DeMarco Murray tallied the third-most rushing yards in the NFL over the last eight games en route to a Pro Bowl season. It's also not lost on Jones that the Cowboys are 11-0 all-time when Murray has 20 or more carries.

Jones wants more of that to the tune of a top 10 rushing attack in 2014.

"I think we’ve been pretty successful when DeMarco has gotten over 20 carries," Jones said. "Our winning percentage is pretty good. So yes, I’d like to see us in the top 10 in terms of our rushing attack. I think that’s a good recipe in terms of us winning."

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