I agree with that, which makes the plays in which Wentz can be the runner all the more puzzling. The run game with Adams started the day just fine, but it became impossible to run after Wentz showed he wasn't able to hit on even somewhat longish passes during the first half. There was no deep threat so Cowboys put all their focus on the short stuff and the run. We have a depleted secondary and fear the long pass, but week after week, especially this week, it is beyond obvious how much tighter our short/intermediate receivers are covered than we cover the other team's guys. Our guys do pop open on deep routes.
To Zambonir: since a loss effectively ended the season, Pederson was going to get pilloried by media whichever choice he made, if the choice didn't lead to a win. Still, it seemed that our defense was spent and, as at the end of many games, we weren't going to be able to stop a late drive. A 2-point conversion seemed our best chance of winning. Yes, the run lanes were bound to be blocked up, so it would have to be a pass for conversion or a freak run on a busted play. With Jernigan out for the season, along with Barnett, our D has really collapsed at the end of many games. Trying to play so much prevent defense doesn't help either, but the depleted secondary and lost MLB probably is why we do that. The opposing team really has to make a big, or multiple small, mistakes for us to stop a drive late in games.