Targets - Week 9 vs. Philadelphia
When 5 different receivers have at least 38 yards, you have a balanced, dangerous attack. Who knew that the Cowboys had a plan up their sleeve for Kevin Ogletree, but that WR screen that converted 2 3rd and longs was most effective. And, look! Roy Williams with a reasonable contribution. It was a major step forward for #11.
Season Target Distribution To Date:
When a guy has 600 yards and nobody else has 400 and when that same guy has 7 TDs when nobody else has more than 2, you know who your #1 WR is, right? Miles Austin is an amazing playmaker right now.
3rd Down Target Distribution:
3RD Down Targets - Week 9 - Philadelphia
The Cowboys feasted on the Eagles and their 3rd Down blitz on Sunday night. Tony Romo made it look easy, completing 9 for 11, 143 yards. Romo and Garrett made the Eagles pay on the Austin TD, and the 2 WR screens to Ogletree which pulled the Eagles pants down. A masterful performance indeed for the Cowboys.
3rd Down Targets - Season Totals
So, on 3rd down, when the world knows that Tony Romo is looking for Jason Witten, the tandem is 13 for 13? Jason Witten is underpaid. And that 3rd down to close the game on Sunday night was a fitting testament to what those two guys are all about.
Sack #1 - 1Q - 1/10/44
Cowboys take a sack with 21 personnel, but the 21 with Felix and Marion instead of a TB and Deon Anderson. It looks like the first read for Romo is to take a shot to Austin, who is covered. The secondary option seems to be Barber with a dump off on the left, but Romo doesn't have time to look that way as Witten doesn't hold his block long enough. To place blame on someone here seems subjective, but I think Witten is the culprit. 75 Parker is on Romo very quickly.
Sack #2 - S12, 3/9/47 - Babin Sack
This is 5 plays after Andre Gurode left the game, so Cory Proctor is playing center. The Eagles show blitz, but only rush 5 and the Cowboys have plenty of guys blocking. The one problem with protection schemes is that you have to win your blocks - or at least don't get beat easily. In this spot, Kyle Kosier shows us a rare loss as Jasin Babin throws him out of the way for a fairly easy sack.
Sack #3 - 2nd Q - 1/10/17 Huge Blitz
The one thing you must credit the Eagles with is that they don't just blitz on 3rd down. They will blitz in any situation. This is a spot where they are sending the house on 1st and 10. 8 in the box, and while only 7 of those come, so does the FS on a delay blitz. Romo has no chance, and although Barber's guy gets Romo, 3 other guys were about to get him here. There are times when you just can't get everyone blocked. Roy looks open on his hot route, but Romo is running for his life. Not sure who to blame here. Ideas?
Sack #4 - 3rd Q - 3/17/39 - Cole beats Adams
Pretty straight-forward. Flozell beaten by a speed edge rusher, Trent Cole. Flozell is good at what he does (seriously), but this is his kryptonite.
|Wk 1||Tampa||Barber||Romo awareness|
|Wk 5||Kansas City||Gilberry||Davis/Choice|