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News: ESPN Broaddus: Scout's Eye: Cowboys-Texans preview

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Bryan Broaddus

    Week 3 finds the Cowboys in another matchup with a team that is uses a zone-blocking scheme much like they saw in Week 1 with the Redskins.


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    The Texans have the best offensive line that the Cowboys have faced so far this season, but there is now an interesting twist. Left tackle Duane Brown is the best linemen that the Texans have, but now he must sit four games because a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. This is a huge break for the Cowboys because Brown has done an outstanding job in the first two weeks handling Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney as rushers.

    *Texans running back Arian Foster is a load and there is no way around it. He is physical breaking tackles. Foster is not a home run back, but he is the type that can wear you down the more he carries the ball.

    *Andre Johnson is one of the top five receivers -- if not one of the top five players overall -- in the NFL.

    How do the Cowboys go about trying to slow him down? You don’t.

    *Through the first two weeks of the 2010 season, the Cowboys are ranked first in the NFL in fewest sacks per attempt on offense. The Texans are ranked 17th in sacking the quarterback but last in the NFL in pass defense.

    For detailed Broaddus, observations: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4672574/scouts-eye-cowboys-texans-preview
  2. te0002

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    Left tackle Duane Brown is the best linemen that the Texans have, but now he must sit four games because a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. This is a huge break for the Cowboys because Brown has done an outstanding job in the first two weeks handling Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney as rushers.

    Huge break? I'll believe it when I see it, considering the first 2 games the Cowboys faced a rookie and a OL which was completely re-vamped during the game and came away with a total of 2 sacks.

    So far Dallas has not capitalized with better talent along the front-7 and until they do, I wouldn't say any OL is at a disadvantage.

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