Pass Defense has dropped to 27th in the league

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  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    The pass defense has dropped to 27th in the league as measured by opposing QB rating which is now 94.9.

    In 2011 the opposing QB rating was 88.4.

    Is this all on the safeties?

    In my worst nightmare I wouldn't expected the pass defense to be one of the worst in the league like this. I know the lack of interceptions play a big part of the QB rating, however, the fact that all these rookie QB are tearing the Cowboys pass defense to a tune of 100+ QB rating (on average) is beyond shocking to me considering the investment made in the secondary over the past two years of signing Carr for $50m, drafting Claiborne, signed Scandrick to the top nickle corner contract in the NFL, and extending Sensy.
  2. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    It's on the entire D. Nobody is getting pressure on the QB, they aren't getting any turnovers and the secondary play 10-15 yards off their receiver.
  3. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Not a surprise...we have Alan Ball 2.0 at safety.....and another 1 playing out of position.

    Claiborne is our only defender back there worth a damn.

    Surprised we were able to fool the league for so long that our secondary was good.

    Better safeties, and another pass rusher or 2....
  4. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Same thing that haunted previous Cowboys' secondary continues to haunt them.

    Just throw the ball up, and you'll get a catch. Somehow, someway. You'll come down with the ball or get a penalty. You certainly won't get intercepted.
  5. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    It's pretty much all because of the lack of interceptions. Give us four more interceptions to match the NFL average for interception percentage, and we'd be 18th in passer rating allowed -- and we would have been 14th before yesterday's game.
  6. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Horrible safety play leads to horrible CB play. CB's can't be confident and aggressive when the guys behind them are consistently in the wrong place and/or taking bad angles to the ball. CB's need dependable help behind them in order to play efficiently. Until the Cowboys resolve finally resolve our safety issues, the pas game will continue to struggle down the stretch when it matters most.
  7. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Its the pass rush.
  8. iRepDatStar

    iRepDatStar Active Member

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    We spend this money and draft picks on dbs only to play some switch zone type coverage... i mean not once have a seen a jam on the wr...or agressive play like ive seen vs the giants in both games

    i think they should play man a lot more
  9. visionary

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    this cant possibly be true
  10. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    Finally...a thread about the biggest cow in the room.

    I was lead to believe in other threads that Romo was the cause of our defensive ineptitude.

    Our defense is a sham.
  11. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    We're 26th in yards per attempt allowed.
  12. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    I just had to chime in from my posting absence to say this.

    The Redskins have a worse pass defense than we do according to yards per game. Also, they sack the opposing QB less than we do so it's not due to lack of pass rush. They also have triple the INTs we do. How is it though, they sack the QB even less than we do and still have so many more INTs? I thought the problem with our secondary was due to a lack of pass rush?

    Makes you wonder..
  13. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    I think the lack of a consistant pass rush. Yes, guys might get a sack or two a game, but it seems that for the most part, when needed, Dallas' pass rush falls well short
  14. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    no it doesnt

    this is statistics in a nutshell

    you can always point to a team that able to do something that goes against the norm, that does not mean the thing is not true

    when you run multiple variables in a post-hoc manner, these sort of "exceptions" are the expectation not the exception

    any person who deals with statistics in the context of large databases will agree with me

    when you factor in the fact that many of our "measures" of success or failure are not validated, there is a lot of error in the system

    that is partly why statistics get a bad name because people interpreting them can make them "say" whatever fits their agenda (pre-conceived notion or bias)

    i know this will get under the skin of a lot of "statisticians" on this board, but its true
  15. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    That's only because their pass defense has faced 11 more attempts per game than ours. We give up more yards per attempt than the Skins--and 24 other teams.

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