DALLAS Cowboys Reveal Crux of New Offense


Thursday, August 16th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Oxnard, California-AP) -- You can look for fewer bombs, more handoffs and more fake handoffs from the Dallas Cowboys this season.

That's the crux of the new offensive game plan the team has adopted as part of its change in quarterbacks this week -- from Tony Banks to rookie Quincy Carter.

Banks' strength was the deep ball, which fit perfectly with speedy receivers Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail.

Carter's best asset is his mobility, making him a threat to run or to throw on the run.

The Cowboys -- at training camp in Oxnard, California -- have already begun working on more play-action passes, bootlegs, sprintouts and rollouts.

Coach Dave Campo says he realized the importance of slowing the game during Saturday's preseason loss to Denver. Dallas visits New Orleans this weekend.