Aaron Donald Sacks This Year

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  1. dcowboysfan76

    dcowboysfan76 Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of tired of hearing about the force of nature that Aaron Donald is and how he will dominate our offensive line. Now, don't get me wrong I do agree that he's a great player but I wanted to look into his per game sack total.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/player/gamelog/_/id/16716/aaron-donald

    49ers (2 games) 5 total sacks
    Seattle (2 games) 3 1/2 sacks
    Cards (2 games) 3 sacks

    Obviously you guys see my point there. The majority of his sacks were against division foes with weak offensive lines. In my opinion ours is better even though we are without Frederick. I think that we can contain Donald from dominating. Your thoughts?
     
  2. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Aaron Donald had 106 QB pressures this year. Cox is the only DT even close to him. The 7th best pass rushing DT in the NFL had 53. He literally had the greatest passrushing season for an interior D-lineman ever. His job isn’t to compile sacks, it’s to force the QB into doing something he doesn’t want to do. And he was better at it this year than any DT has even been in the history of the national football league.
     
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  3. Nova

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    I think the threat is that he can make a game changing play at any given moment.

    He’s in my top 5 most dominant defenders of the past decade, so he’s definitely going to present a challenge.

    If this were the 2014-2016 OL I’d feel much better about facing him.
     
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    He’ll be a problem but we really don’t rely on our pass game a whole lot.
     
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  5. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Donald is the best defensive player in the NFL. I think trying find reasons to detract from his absurd stats is laughable.
     
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe.... Zone Supporter

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    Aaron Donald is the best Defensive Player in the League right now, IMO. He's going to give anybody fits. If you are going up against Donald, you better be ready because he is going to come to play.
     
  7. Prime21

    Prime21 Well-Known Member

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    That still leaves 9 sacks in 10 games. Great stats for an interior rusher.
     
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  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think sack totals are on a part of it, he is a good player and a disruptive force on the DL. Clearly a key match up for this game. I think if Dallas can stay out of long distance situation we can keep Donald in check.
     
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Luckily, we'll be running on these guys
    :yourock:
     
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  10. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    He also had 6 games with no sacks.

    Bears
    Saints
    Eagles
    Chargers
    Cardinals
    Raiders
     
  11. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Who is lining up against him? Smith-Williams?
     
  12. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    They went into prevent early against the cards and Oakland because they were annihilating them. So only 4 legit games where he didn’t have a sack, which is amazing for a DT/3-4 DE
     
  13. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure he lines up on Collins side
     
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  14. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, Dak is a Grown *** Man!

     
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  15. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Did he play or didn't he. A game is a game.
     
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  16. pacy

    pacy 82 WITTEN 82

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    But we might have to by playing from behind.
     
  17. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    When you’re only rushing 3 guys every play where multiple people are getting doubled, that’s the equivalent of saying “We’re gonna base Zeke’s talent only against 9 man boxes with no FBs or TEs in the formation”. Which is absurd.
     
  18. dcowboysfan76

    dcowboysfan76 Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly where I was going! You stopped me in my tracks because I was about to type something similar!
     
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True which is why is it critical that the Cowboys defense goes out there and holds the scoring down, if they do that I believe the Cowboys offense can put up the points to win. If defense fails and this is a high scoring game I think the Cowboys will have trouble winning.
     
  20. Captain43Crash

    Captain43Crash Well-Known Member

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    So when your in a prevent Defense your not trying to sack the QB? Really!
     

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