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News: DMN: In defeat Dallas Cowboys figured out how to limit the big play

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by NewsBot, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

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    If the system is executed properly, defenders will keep the ball in front of them and make the offense work to score. In the Cowboys’ first game, a victory over the New York Giants, they failed to do that. Dallas surrendered six completions of 20 yards or more, including a 70-yard bomb to receiver Victor Cruz. One week later, the Cowboys allowed half that total in a loss to Kansas City. The longest reception they conceded was a 31-yard catch by Donnie Avery.

    “I felt like we kept the explosive play off of us,” said cornerback Orlando Scandrick. “That was the big thing for us last week.”

    The Chiefs managed to score only two touchdowns and each trip to the end zone was a long one. The first lasted 13 plays; the second took ten.

    For a team that allowed 96 catches of 25 yards or more the previous three seasons, the seventh-highest total in the NFL during that period, the improved results in a span of seven days were a welcomed development.

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  2. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Unfortunately the offense felt the need to limit their own big plays by dropping the ball or turning it over.

    Get Romo back to QB'ing and forget the extra audibles. Find some balance, and for heavens sake get Dunbar and Harris on the field because they make tough plays in traffic. I don't even know why Miles Austin is on the field the way he's been blanketed and/or immediately tackled.
  3. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Got to keep improving each week to be a top defense.

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