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News: DC.com: This week, the Cowboys dropped down to seventh in the NFL rankings

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    This week, the Cowboys dropped down to seventh in the NFL rankings


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/protection_index.cfm



    When it mattered the most last Thursday, the Cowboys did the necessary things to pull out a hard-fought 20-19 victory over Miami on Thanksgiving for a fourth straight win. And it was an offensive drive by Tony Romo that led to the game-winning field goal.

    Before that, it wasn't the best of days for the offensive line, particularly in the pass protection. And that's why the Cowboys finished the week ranked 20th in the NYL Protection Index with a weekly score of 58.2. That dropped them from fifth to seventh in the season standings to a 72.3 rating.

    The low score against Miami was a result of four false start penalties, which tied for the most by any team this week. The Cowboys also got Tony Romo knocked down seven times, despite just one sack. Overall, the line played well in spurts, especially in that fourth-quarter drive when they needed to get into field goal range....

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