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Hawk

Cowboys Vs Saints




Cowboys have changed their defensive line for this game. Spencer will be returning against the Saints. So far our defensive line hasn't produced a sack.

If they can't bring pressure against Brees it's going to be a very long day!
Nightrider

I think if we play man coverage with 2 guys devoted to Graham, on every play, we have a good chance to beat the Saints. They don't have much of a run game, especially with Ingram out. Brees is not a scrambler. They aren't going to beat us on the ground. Their WR's are good, but Graham is their best weapon. If we take him out of the equation, they are very beatable.
LoneStar

This is a game most don't give us a chance to win, and that's why we'll win drunken  geek
El Kabong

The Saints had like 40 1st down the last time we played them. Is this defense going to stop them, I have my doubts?

But the Cowboys with Romo have pulled off some miracles in the past and we'll need one Sunday.
Hawk

El Kabong wrote:
The Saints had like 40 1st down the last time we played them. Is this defense going to stop them, I have my doubts?

But the Cowboys with Romo have pulled off some miracles in the past and we'll need one Sunday.



Never say never whdat
Desperado

Is Ryans de,fense actually has bad as they have looked? They were ranked pretty high last season.
I'm hoping for one more bad game out of his defense, I do think Murray can run wild on the Saints, and keep our defense off the field.

Cowboys win this one in the 4th quarter, we will simply outlast them.
BluenSilver4evr

Dez Bryant and the Cowboys take on the Saints and their No. 29 ranked pass defense Sunday night.   Reuters  

The Dallas Cowboys have ripped off two straight road victories to remain in the thick of the NFC East hunt, but if their fortunes have truly turned around they’ll need to squash a 23-year, home losing streak to the New Orleans Saints.

The Cowboys will host 1-2 New Orleans Sunday night at AT&T Stadium hoping to end the decades-long streak and keep pace with Philadelphia in the division. According to the Dallas Morning News, the last time the Cowboys beat the Saints at home was way back in 1991. It was Troy Aikman’s third year in the NFL, but he sat out while Steve Beuerlein pulled off the 23-14 victory.

That’s an era long since passed and no current Cowboy will have that game on their mind. But Dallas certainly remembers the 49-17 beat down the Saints laid down in their house last year. New Orleans put up 625 total offensive yards as quarterback Drew Brees executed the Saints high-octane offense to near perfection, tossing four touchdowns and completing 34 of 41 pass attempts.

Dallas’s offense wilted to the challenge, gaining 193 total yards and failing to convert a single third down off nine attempts. The Cowboys were also plagued by 11 penalties resulting in a loss of 82 yards. Running back DeMarco Murray was the only bright spot, gaining 89 yards and scoring one touchdown.

Murray has the potential to carry the Dallas offense this year, and end the streak by himself. He’s the NFL’s leading rusher with 385 yards and three touchdowns, and gaining 5.1 yards per carry. The 26-year-old is on the best tear of his career, with three consecutive 100-yard games to start the season, helping quarterback Tony Romo get back into playing shape.

Struggling to recover from offseason back surgery. Romo  threw three interceptions against San Francisco in Week 1. But in Week 3’s 34-31 comeback win over St. Louis Romo looked as sharp as ever, completing 18 of his 23 pass attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns.

With Romo seemingly recovered, and top receiver Dez Bryant totaling 20 receptions for 247 yards and two scores, the Saints No. 29 ranked pass defense could be on their heels all game.

Despite the addition of high-price safety Jairus Byrd, New Orleans has yet to force an interception and allowed four passing touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks are racking up a 97.7 passer rating, which also likely has to do with the Saints pass rush generating only four sacks through three games.

However the Saints offense has continued to hum along with Brees under center. Ranked fifth in the air and sixth on the ground, the Saints picked up their first win of the season last week, outlasting Minnesota 20-9. Brees threw two touchdowns and rookie receiver Brandin Cooks totaled eight receptions for 74 yards. Running backs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas, splitting No. 1 duties for the injured Mark Ingram, combined for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Both sides also enter the game banged up on the defensive side of the ball. Dallas could be especially weak at defensive tackle with Davon Coleman (knee), Terrell McClain (concussion) and Henry Melton (hamstring) all listed as questionable. As are linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

The Saints have already ruled safety Marcus Ball (hamstring) as out, while inside linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle/knee), cornerback Patrick Robinson (hamstring) are all listed as questionable.
Hawk

Its games like this I really miss MBC telling us how Garrett sucks, and Zigo telling us how the Cowboys don't have a chance....but I still miss them
LoneStar

Great win, but injuries are still killing us on the defense, I think Mo is out for the season.

Zigo may have been deployed someplace and can't post?
Desperado

To me we have beaten  3 bad teams, and that's what we should have done. In past yrs we would have lost a game we are supposed to win by now.

I'm glad the Eagles looked like one of the worst teams in football yesterday, offensive wise. We still have a tough schedule ahead, but if we keep winning the games we are supposed to win. Then we'll get a shot at the playoffs.

I don't see Mo as a big loss and we should still get some other players back on defense soon. Spencer looked pretty good against the run last night. But if the offense can keep running the ball, our defense will still be able to help just by being rested.
El Kabong

Game Balls
The O-line - With the exception of one poor play by Free leading to a Romo sack, the entire line was DOMINANT. We haven't seen an o-line play with this kind of dominance and continuity in literally 20 years.

DeMarco Murray - No fumbles, and he was a monster all game long.
Tony Romo - He didn't try to do too much, and it paid off. A more conservative, more controlled Romo is a vastly superior Romo to the braincramping gunslinger we all know and loathe.

Bruce Carter - He was an animal tonight. Making plays everywhere. Hopefully, the light bulb in his head is turning on and he's beginning to grasp his job.

Most fun I've had in yrs watching a game hello1
Hawk

Carter has a Quad injury, hope its not too serious? cyclops_ani
BevoMav

Looks like a different team but we are still one hit away from Romo being out.

I do like Tony killing pass plays for a running play. I have seen him do this three times this season and never before that. We've seen lots of running plays killed but before this last few weeks, never a pass play killed.

Next big game is the Texans and JJ Watt scares the hell out of me. That beasty boy can do some harm.
LoneStar

BevoMav wrote:
Looks like a different team but we are still on hit away from Romo being out.

I do like Tony killing pass plays for a running play. I have seen him do this three times this season and never before that. We've seen lots of running plays killed but before this last few weeks, never a pass play killed.

Next big game is the Texans and JJ Watt scares the hell out of me. That beasty boy can do some harm.


Texas's have not been good against the run. Watt can't pass rush when we are running the ball. Because we have been running so well the play action is really working. (Clowny is out with an injury I believe?)

Tony now has faith in his O-line, if the defense puts 8 in the box he throws. If they show 7, then he can change the play to a run.

I don't want to think about Tony getting hurt. Especially when he himself claims this is the best team he's played with.
Nightrider

Hey Bevo glad to see you back, once again some of the regs haven't been stopping by.

We are winning everybody should be returning even that old grouch Adam.
BevoMav

Nightrider wrote:
Hey Bevo glad to see you back, once again some of the regs haven't been stopping by.

We are winning everybody should be returning even that old grouch Adam.


I lost my password ... yes again..and the link...yes again... but was able to retrieve them both.

Looking at the upcoming games, I see a real chance to -go 4-2 or 5-1 in the next 6 games.

That puts the team at 7-3 or 8-2 going into the stretch run. All of a sudden a very tough schedule looks doable. It's amazing what a great offensive line can do for a team.

Oh and like I have been yelling from the rooftops. How does Jerry's 2013 draft look now. He traded down and got Travis Frederick. Then got a bonus pick used for Terrance Williams.
Hawk

Cowboys offensive line honors Tom Landry with victory formation 'shift'
By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
September 29, 2014 8:51 pm ET            

The Dallas offensive line did work on Sunday. (USATSI)

You might've missed it on Monday, but the Cowboys paid a cool homage to former coach and legendary Dallas icon Tom Landry.

At the end of their 38-17 shellacking of the Saints, the Cowboys offensive line set up in the victory formation for Tony Romo to kneel out the game.

Before getting down into their respective stances, the line "shifted" into an upright position, a nod to the Cowboys teams led by Landry in the 1960's and 1970's.

Via DallasCowboys.com:



“That's one of the signature things of the Coach Landry teams, was the offensive line coming to the line of scrimmage and doing that when Roger said ‘Shift,' and the backs would shift behind him,” Jason Garrett said Monday. “That's an image that we all have. It's an iconic image in football."

Garrett said the offensive line works on the shift during practices, but he'd never seen them incorporate it during the game and was shocked they managed to time it the way they did.

"Somehow, some way they communicated with each other to take it to the game, and it was fun to see."
BevoMav

I missed at the end of the game but watched a replay of it later. I was glad to see it myself.
LoneStar

There were discussions yesterday that they will use it again if the situation arises.
Nightrider

LoneStar wrote:
There were discussions yesterday that they will use it again if the situation arises.


G Ron Leary says #Cowboys want to make 'Landry Shift' standard in Victory (kneel-down) formation @1053thefan
Hawk

Its really not a tribute to Tom Landry. The guys are making a statement "hey we played as good as those legendary guys".

But hey these guys have pride, and they are showing it. I love the tribute to themselves, and I bet the old Cowboys love it to.
Desperado

Not sure what they think, but it was great to see. The move took me by surprise, I said what the hell was that lol.
Hawk

The mystery of who suggested the Landry Hitch to end Sunday’s game appears solved.

Quarterback Tony Romo said the idea originated from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. The play, where the linemen raise up and then go back into their stance before the ball is snapped, is something Tom Landry employed during his time as the Cowboys head coach.

“The day before games we kind of started that and the O-Line does a pretty good job with that,’’ Romo said of the routine in Saturday’s walk-through. “I think it’s a great thing, an ode to a lot of great players and obviously a great coach before us.

“We understand the history around here. That was a neat thing.’’

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