Originally Posted by DFWJC
The saftey was right where he was expected to be.
Dez was to cut the route shorter and cut across and in front of the safety for a very easy reception. Instead, he kept going downfield.
You have know choice but assume your recievers will run the right route.
Otherwise, just run the ball every down.
Dez absolutely ran the wrong route. That's the one thing that I think everybody can agree on.
However, I honestly believe that the Giants new what was coming. The Cowboys had run 20 play action passes on the season, up to that point. On almost half of them, the play was to Dez on that pattern. I think the Giants new this through film study and they sent the strong safety on a blitz to bait Romo. If you watch the play, the Free Safety slides to the side of the field that Dez is on before the ball is ever in the air. Once the ball is thrown, the Safety breaks on it before Dez does. I think they new that was coming and they jumped that route.