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Pro Football Focus site notes on Iggles game

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  1. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    Sorry if repost.

    Dallas – Three Performances of Note

    Hatcher’s Big Year Continues

    After putting in his best performance of the year against Washington last week, Jason Hatcher (+6.5) was a man on a mission to do even better again on Sunday. Solid in run defense, where he had a Run Stop Percentage of 12.5%, with two of his three tackles resulting in a defensive stop, it was as a pass rusher where he truly excelled again. Registering a sack, three hits and five hurries on 34 pass rushes, he finished the game with a Pass Rushing Productivity rating of 20.6, easily his best mark of the season so far. His primary victim was Eagles’ right guard Todd Herremans, who he beat to the tune of a sack, two hurries and two hits, drawing an illegal hands to the face penalty from him in the process. It’s a true testament to his play, however, that he had at least one positively-graded play against all five members of the offensive line. After this big performance, Hatcher leads all 4-3 defensive tackles on the season with a grade of +21.2 and it’s about time we started to ask just how good a season he might have when it’s all said and done.

    Bryant Takes Over

    Despite Tony Romo’s second-lowest graded performance of the year, Dez Bryant was able to put up solid numbers, finishing the game with 110 yards on eight receptions from the 17 passes thrown his way. 43 of those yards came after contact, with Dallas’ star receiver proving difficult to bring down once he got his hands on the ball. What was really telling however, was how much they relied on him on their first touchdown drive of the game. Getting the ball to start the second half, Romo attempted seven passes on the drive, with five going the way of Bryant. He proved himself up to the challenge, coming up with three receptions for 42 yards and drawing a crucial pass interference penalty from Eagles’ defensive back Bradley Fletcher on 3rd-and-4 with 9:27 remaining in the third quarter. That would place the ball at the 1-yard line, where the Cowboys would score on the ground on the next play.

    Lee Steps Up

    Big things were expected from middle linebacker Sean Lee heading into this season and, in finishing with his highest-graded game since Week 13 of the 2011 season, he duly delivered this week. Playing 22 snaps against the run, the former Penn State standout saw five of his six tackles result in defensive stops. That’s impressive enough on its own, but it was his plays in coverage that really made him stand out. Six passes came his way on Sunday, with Lee allowing three receptions for just 10 yards, adding an interception and a pass break-up on the way. That interception came on 3rd-and-6 with 7:14 left in the game, with Lee breaking on an errant throw and taking the ball back 33 yards and into Philadelphia territory.
  2. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Gonna be teary eyed if we let Hatcher go.
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Awesome job by those three. Bryant was excellent on the first drive of the second half, fought through plenty. Hatcher is great right now.
  4. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Meanwhile, while people spent the offseason rueing about how the Cowboys didn't sign Clabo and how idiotic it was not to sign him.... Clabo is on the verge of being replaced potentially by a trade for McKinnie, who was benched in Baltmore. I guess giving up eight sacks so far isn't a good thing.
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  5. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    This will be ignored by the masses.
  6. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Why should it be responded to? Nobody is going to debate that he was exceptional in either this or the Redskins game. It was his second lowest graded performance of the year.
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  7. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    hatcher deserves to get paid. whether it's here or somewhere else.

    better DT this year than I saw of ratliff ever.
  8. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    even hinting at romo playing poorly infuriates people on here.
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  9. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Hatcher is the highest rated DT/NT (meaning both 4-3 and 3-4 defenses) in the league by PFF.
  10. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Eh, he wasn't rock solid dominant. Any expectation that a QB is perfect all year is crazy. Romo drove the team to a TD in the third quarter and threw a good TD to finish the game off. I'll take his performance yesterday over Manning's late INT in Indy or Brady's ineffectiveness against the Jets.

    He wasn't amazing but he was effective, better than foles and good enough to win. I'm happy.
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  11. Cowboy from New York

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    That is gonna be an interesting debate in the offseason on whether to pay him when he is over thirty now. With Crawford coming back and one would suspect a FA signing and a draft pick(or 3!) it will be really interesting to see.
  12. sunbum

    sunbum Active Member

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    end result argument holds true here too, right?
  13. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Get ready. Somebody is going to give him a monster contract -- and it won't/can't be the Cowboys.

    I think the best case scenario is they franchise tag him.
  14. blindzebra

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    It is so funny.

    Dez does not mistime his jump and the first INT is a 50 yard TD.

    If Tanner sits down and does not run into the passing lane no INT, it is a FD to Beasley.

    Don't even get me started on the 5 incomplete passes to Dez that should have been holding/PI.
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    We know absolutely nothing about Crawford at this point other than the club thought he had a lot of potential.
  16. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't be but once again proves the point that the games shouldn't be won or lost solely based on Romo's performance.
  17. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    Franchise after what went on with Spencer franchise this year?
  18. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Part of that grade is a meaningless interception in the first half that should have been caught for a touchdown and another interception that Tanner brought to the middle of the field... How is that reflecting poorly on Tony again... to those with no agenda that is.
  19. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    I think Tony has too much freedom to run things his way.

    He needs a taskmaster to coach the best out of him and eliminate the worst.

    That blown deep ball to Dez should not be tolerated. Neither should running down the play clock to zero on every snap.

    Tony Romo badly needs coaching. For the first time ever I miss Parcells for that reason only.
  20. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    WTH are you talking about. The deep pass to the endzone to end the half is an every team every game occurance in the NFL. We had nothing, absolutely nothing, to lose by throwing that ball and everything to gain if Dez catches a ball that hit him in the hands! Wow! Agenda much?

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