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Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright: Anyone can run behind this year’s Cowboys O-line

Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright believes the Cowboys will be fine with a running back by committee behind their talented offensive line.
Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright believes the Cowboys will be fine with a running back by committee behind their talented offensive line. NYT

Count Hall of Famer and Cowboys’ Ring of Honor member Rayfield Wright among the contingent who believes any running back can have success behind the team’s offensive line.

He said the same held true for the Cowboys’ offensive line he was part of in the 1970s heyday, as well as the line during the 1990s glory days.

“Any running back can run the ball [behind those lines],” Wright said.

When a reporter asked if anyone could, Wright smiled and said: “Any one. Even you. … This offensive line has developed and has developed into a great offensive line. They just need to stay healthy.”

Much has been made about the Cowboys’ decision to let the league’s leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, bolt in free agency. But the Cowboys always felt comfortable with their O-line, and the ability to use a committee approach to fulfill that void.

They haven’t teetered from that mindset this season, and intend to run a committee approach with Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar.

Wright is on board with that, and believes that this year’s Cowboys team can end what has become a 20-year championship drought.

“My honest opinion, yes [they can win the Super Bowl],” Wright said. “With this offensive line, yeah, if everybody does their job, we can get there. That’s what I like about it.”

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