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Bedard: On Isaiah Wynn’s return, Shaq Mason’s improvement and what to expect from Patriots’ offense

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Dante Scarnecchia all but confirmed today that Isaiah Wynn will be back at his left tackle spot against the Cowboys.

That is great and welcomed news, and we'll get into the hows and whys in a second. But nobody should expect him to be some sort of savior for this struggling offense. Especially when it comes to the running game.

Why? Well, for those in the "We can't run the ball because we don't have Wynn or James Develin" camp, just remember how it went in the season opener against the Steelers, when the Patriots had both rested and healthy:

Sony Michel: 15 carries, 14 yards.
Patriots: 29 carries, 99 yards (3.4 average).

That would be right in line with New England's season rushing average of 3.3 yards per carry.

But that opener does have some silver lining when it comes to Wynn's return. And that is: