News: DC.COM: Improved Pass Rush First Key vs. Manning

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Posted by jellis at 12/28/2011 9:36 AM CST on

    If the Cowboys are going to win the division on Sunday, they can't afford Eli Manning to throw for 400 yards, as he did in Arlington in Week 14.

    Much of the blame for that loss, and a number of defensive breakdowns recently, has gone to the secondary, and that group must play better, for sure. But it would certainly help those guys on the back end if the Cowboys could get more pressure on the Giants quarterback this go-round.

    Manning threw 47 times in the first matchup between these teams, and wasn't sacked once. He was only hit twice, though linebacker Victor Butler did get in to tip a pass that led to an interception. In New York's final two drives to steal the game, however, the pass rush was absent.

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