News: FWST: Cowboys notes: Vickers went nowhere on botched play, unlike Murray

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  1. WoodysGirl

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

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    Posted Friday, Sep. 07, 2012

    By Carlos Mendez
    cmendez@star-telegram.com

    Fullback Lawrence Vickers played a role in two intriguing running plays in the Dallas Cowboys' season opener against the New York Giants on Wednesday night.

    In the first quarter of the Cowboys' 24-17 victory, Dallas failed on a fourth-and-1 play at the Giants' 37-yard line when Vickers was stopped for no gain.

    Vickers was tripped in the backfield by safety Antrel Rolle then smothered for no gain."That's exactly what we wanted to call, given the situation,"

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "They did a good job of hitting the gaps.
    We didn't secure the gaps as well as we needed to.

     
  2. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    The Giants defended that play well. You can't win 'em all -- you just hope you win more than you lose.
     
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    It actually had more to do with Parnell (blocking TE) whiffing on Rolle keeping Vickers from getting a head of steam.
     
  4. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    I am a firm believer in that we should have spread them out a little. Way too bunched up for us to attempt that with our OL. Actually I did not see Parnell as being the main problem there.
     
  5. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    this.
     
  6. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    Well I do blame Parnell for that play in the lineup they were using, but when they bunched up like that - I almost guaranteed one of our guys was going to rollout and catch a pass because I was thinking only a fool would think we could scrape a yard out of that unless you were a high jumper
     
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    They didn't even need a yard, more like half a foot.
     
  8. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Hey, if we'd had the officials from the PIT-DEN game, they would have given us the first down, just like they gave it to Ben on his failed sneak.
     
  9. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    don't you think we should be able to execute either way?
     
  10. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    Why in the world would we want to stack the line and run it up the middle? We tried this play many times with Barber and it never, ever gained a yard. I love Garrett as our coach. But this was an awful call. Just give the ball to Murray or do a play action. This play should be thrown in the trash once and for all.
     
  11. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Parnell was the ONLY problem there. He completely whiffed on his man, who hen cut Vickers legs out.
     
  12. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I actually thought they were going to fake the FB and pitchout
     
  13. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Exactly... Bottom line the Cowboys MUST improve short yardage blocking!
     

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