Cowboys can ground and pound in Carolina

October, 17, 2012
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It was an impressive showing by the Dallas Cowboys' running game Sunday afternoon in Baltimore -- a display of power, speed and finesse.

But it was against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL.

Still, the Cowboys rushed for 227 yards, the most the Baltimore Ravens have allowed in their history. Now, the Cowboys' rushing offense must show its performance wasn't a fluke.

In the season-opening victory over the New York Giants, the Cowboys rushed for 143 yards. Over the next three games, the run game mustered just 128 yards.

Then came the Ravens with veteran linebacker Ray Lewis. The Cowboys smashed them on the ground.

Read more about how the Cowboys can capitalize against Carolina.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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