Originally Posted by Bluestang
Dez's catch and fumble in the WAS game was on a double slants with Beasley running a slant beside him.
The comebacks are still there but the Cowboys saw the voids in the middle of the field and kept attacking those areas.
Route concepts usually have a deep route or two in the design. The purpose is to get a Safety to commit to that deep route so you can go underneath it or get them to commit underneath so you can go over the top. The better option for the S is to always keep things in front of them. When you can't run the ball effectively against a two deep coverage, you don't give anything the defense can respect and they won't change their coverages.
Opposing defenses are playing two deep coverages to keep Romo going underneath so that we have to dink and dunk are way up the field. With the effectiveness of the running game PHI had to reconsider that approach and we took our shots when they aligned a S closer to the box.
I guess I just feel like there has to be a way to get the safeties to sneak up using the passing game that we haven't effectively found. Maybe it's as simple as using Dez more and more in the short game in side the 20s, get him to break some tackles and ensure that the safeties know a DB alone isn't enough. I love Witten, but safeties aren't afraid of him because they know a finger flick by a LB will get him to the ground?