Bob Sturm's defensive plan: Good news! Lions resemble Cowboys on offense
Bob Sturm's Dallas Cowboys defensive game plan vs. Detroit Lions.
It was a strong effort from the Defense in some regards on Sunday in New York, but we should be careful not to get too carried away. They allowed 480 yards to the Giants, and there were several more missed opportunities for Eli and his crew that were either dropped or called back due to penalty.
Paul Pasqualoni is now running the show, and we see a departure from the Wade Phillips 3-4 and a bit of a return to the Bill Parcells 3-4. This would mean a few things. For instance, it was clear that the Cowboys were not blitzing almost at all against the Giants. It is bring 4, and drop 7. This should allow for more zone coverage (although there were moments of man to man with a safety over the top - the Hakeem Nicks TD that was called back in the 4th Quarter was McCann locked in man with Hicks) and fewer spots for a QB to throw. A quick look at the two Giants games show you the difference it makes not to have man situations all over the field where Eli can slice and dice you.
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