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TK

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With tomorrow's first Divisional match-up against Dallas, I wanted to take a look a few things & see if anything stood out. Going by the stats from Week 1, here's what I think I'm thinking.

First thing that stood out is that Witten continues to be a QBs best receiving weapon. Followed by Beasley. And Dez? Last week he was at the bottom of their receiving list, with 1 pass out of 5 for a whopping 8 yards, only beating out the RBs. Take a look.

DAL - RECEIVING
TAR
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
J.Witten
14
9
66
7.3
17
0
C.Beasley
12
8
65
8.1
15
0
T.Williams
4
3
34
11.3
14
0
G.Swaim
1
1
21
21.0
21
0
B.Butler
2
1
16
16.0
16
0
L.Dunbar
2
1
16
16.0
16
0
D.Bryant
5
1
8
8.0
8
0
E.Elliott
2
1
1
1.0
1
0
A.Morris
1
0
0
--
0
0

Going by these stats from last week, I think Witten will continue to be a match up problem for us tomorrow. I also think that Beasley & Williams will have trouble with Norman & Breeland, whether one is assigned to cover the same guy all game or just a side of the field all game. In past match-ups, Breeland has owned Dez and Dez is no A. Brown. Dallas should have a hard time passing on us tomorrow.

Speaking of passing, there's not that much film on Prescott yet. That said, he's still a Fourth Round picked Rookie & last week against the Giants, he played like it. The thing that stood out to me watching him last week (for perspective though I was watching 3 different games at once) his footwork is atrocious. He does that same RG3 thing where he'll pass while in the air after completely leaving the ground. Though Prescott's playing behind perhaps the best Offensive Line in the League, he gets the time to at least find & dump it off to Witten. Still though, his numbers last week were pretty pedestrian. The decent thing was putting up over 200 yards passing with no INTs, 

DAL - PASSING
ATT
CMP
CMP%
YDS
YD/AT
SK/YD
TD
LG
INT
RT
D.Prescott
45
25
55.6
227
5
0/0
0
21
0
69.4

 

They also protected him by only having him run twice. For 12 yards. And that brings me to their rushing attack here:

DAL - RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
E.Elliott
20
51
2.6
8
1
A.Morris
7
35
5.0
13
0
D.Prescott
2
12
6.0
11
0
K.Smith
1
3
3.0
3
0

A first round pick in Elliot averaged 2.6 yards a carry. I don't think that's going to get it done in the NFL. Though he did score their only touchdown, so he's got that. Morris in limited action clearly was able to run better though. I think I wouldn't be surprised if Dallas actually featured Morris against us tomorrow, at least for quarter. Averaging 5 yards a carry is what gets it done in the NFL so Elliot should be taking notes when Alf is in. 

So with 101 yards rushing & 227 yards passing they proved they can move the ball with a rookie QB & RB. Tomorrow should prove different though. I think they'll struggle to complete passes over 12-15 yards but get the dump off, underneath stuff to Witten. And they'll have success in the run game, especially if they feature Morris, but I doubt Jerruh would allow the rubbing that salt in the wound move instead of showing off his shiny new first round pick in Elliot. 

Anyways, that's what I'm think I'm thinking. 

I think.

Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below, but one thing I know is :dallas_sucks:

 

 

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Almo scares me, he has the tools, and a good line in front of him.  Hard dude to bring down.  I hope they run Prescott, to be honest he didn't look all that good. That or the Giants have really upgraded for their $100 mil plus.

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Witten is one of those guys who's always given us fits.  I agree, that won't change.  Not worried about Dez as Breeland has always defended him well.

Dallas had a hard time getting Elliott started, Alf was the most effective guy they had.  For all their talk of such a dominant offensive line, I don't believe the hype.  I think we sacked Kellen Moore 4 or 5 times on the last game of the season and they couldn't run it against us. I agree with Hap, Alf is hard to bring down.  Outside of Witten, he's the one that scares me the most. 

I think it'll be a close game.  Maybe a low scoring, boring affair but I think we come out on top in a squeaker.  

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