Targets - Week 15 at New Orleans
If you have been a starter for 10 games, and 5 of them were for over 100 yards, 10 different games this season you have scored touchdowns, and you broke 1100 yards with 2 weeks to play, you might be a star WR on this team. Miles Austin has broken out like you would expect a #1 pick who has a $45 million dollar contract to do. Sorry, Roy Williams, but 1 100 yard game and less than 600 yards doesn't quite impress us that much.
Season Target Distribution To Date:
It seemed almost impossible early in the season, but by the end of the season, it is likely that Miles Austin will have more targets than Jason Witten. What a year. And, at what point do we start to look at the Ogletree catch percentage (100%) and begin to read meaning into it? And I believe that pass to Hurd in the 4th Quarter was the first ball thrown at him since the Seattle game in Week 8! After the first 4 weeks, you could make the case he was a bigger part of the offense than Austin, but that obviously has changed.
3rd Down Target Distribution:
3RD Down Targets - Week 15 - New Orleans
Almost 100 yards of passing on 3rd Down alone is pretty strong on the road. It is still quite obvious on 3rd Down, Witten is not as big a player as he was. He is staying in to block more and when he goes out, you can count on the opposition staying on top of him.
3rd Down Targets - Season Totals
Sack #1 - 1/10/32 - 22 - Smith Sack #1
What Happened: 22 personnel, the Cowboys are going to run that waggle to the right to Witten, but the Saints seem to be sitting on it. Free blocks left, leaving the DE free (by design). We have seen Witten chip on him and then release in Philadelphia, but Witten sees that a chip is not needed since Grant seems to oblige Free to the left. Trouble here, Romo can find nobody open, so he has to get rid of the ball. Free is not great here, but this one is a QB-caused Sack.
Sack #2 - 3/12/34 - S11 - Vilma Sack
What Happened: Jonathan Vilma gets this sack, but he is just cleaning up the mess. The sack happens because, as Millen points out, there aren't great options down the field - but more importantly because Andre Gurode is beaten badly in the middle of the line by 69 Anthony Hargrove. Once Hargrove wins there, Romo must step up and then Vilma cleans him up. Davis, Free, and Choice all won their blocks on the right, but the normally dependable center caused this one.
Sack #3 - 1/10/28 - 22 - Smith Sack
What Happened: This 3rd and final sack was also in the 2nd Quarter. All 3 sacks were on 3 consecutive pass plays in the 2nd Quarter. So, credit the Saints with figuring something out, and then the Cowboys for making sure it stopped happening for the final 2.5 Quarters of the game. But, this is vintage Flozell on the edge getting beat by Will Smith. Smith is great at doing this, and Flozell hasn't allowed a sack since Green Bay, but he continues to build his lead on the rest of the OL for sacks allowed.
The Rankings so far in Sacks Allowed among the OL: Adams - 7, Davis - 4, Gurode - 4, Colombo - 2, Free - 2, Kosier - 1.
|Wk 1||Tampa||Barber||Romo awareness|
|Wk 5||Kansas City||Gilberry||Davis/Choice|
|Wk 10||Green Bay||Collins||Witten|
|Wk 10||Green Bay||Barnett||Gurode|
|Wk 10||Green Bay||Matthews||Adams|
|Wk 10||Green Bay||Barnett||Barber|
|Wk 10||Green Bay||Woodson||Adams|
|Wk 13||New York||Rouse||Gurode|
|Wk 13||New York||Sintim||Romo/Garrett|
|Wk 14||San Diego||Siler||Free|
|Wk 15||New Orleans||Smith||Romo|
|Wk 15||New Orleans||Vilma||Gurode|
|Wk 15||New Orleans||Smith||Adams|
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