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Old 09-29-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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They are averaging like 190 yards Rushing thus far in the season.

Seems to me the game plan is simple. Stop the run, double Witten, and make Romo beat us by passing to Williams or Crayton...

Pretty simple I think...

Any other ideas for this week? What is the opinion of the board about our Offense? They have stopped the run this far and their corners are tough..
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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They may not have Felix Jones or Marion Barber; could put more pressure on Romo to make plays, and that is a very good thing.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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I agree 100% on the defensive game plan. We need to stay in our lanes on the pass rush and not let Romo get outside the pocket. For us offensively, Dallas has had some issues stopping both the run and the pass at times, though they looked a little better last night. Seems to me we need to keep mixing the run and pass, and stay out of long yardage situations where they can come after Orton. That is where they excel. Manageable down and distance will be key for the offense. Take our shots downfield on early down play action.
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They may not have Felix Jones or Marion Barber; could put more pressure on Romo to make plays, and that is a very good thing.
I fear playing against FELIX--his yards/carry are RIDICULOUS! Barber will play against us for sure--he was PISSED that the staff held him out of last nights game. It is imperative for us to STOP the run. We also need to limit Witten and Bennett --their two above average TE's. I bet Woodyard plays a larger role this week in that regard.

Offensively--Dallas's secondary is GARBAGE, Newman is severely overrated and their safeties cannot cover. Scheff and our slot WR should have a field day against LB Bradie James and safeties Hamlin and Sensabaugh---I look for McD to exploit this early and often--keep an eye on Demarcus of course as Spencer (the other OLB) is not showing much of anything (bet they wish they still had greg ellis!)---I expect us to be able to move the ball fairly well against them --we ned to turn our drives into TD's and not FG's as I feel the Dallas's Offense provides so much balance that they will put 20-24 points on our Defense--it will be up to Orton to make plays in the passing game--and Dallas's D is perfectly built to take advantage of just that
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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I hate to say it, but I think Marshall is going to have a bust out game. That Cowpie secondary is built to get burned up the middle. Still waiting for Moreno to have his, but he has improved every time he's played. What has surprised me the most about Knowshon is his quickness. When I watched him at Georgia, he seemed to have a longer stride and move more smoothly. Now, he seems to have caught a case of the quicks. Maybe Bobby Turner did something with his footwork?

Anyway, from what I've seen of the Cowgirls, they like the flat. They like to go outside. I think the Broncos D is too quick for that, and too solid in their lane responsibilities. I still say the Bronco's secondary is the best in the NFL right now. They just need to convince the rest of the NFL. Clearly, they are the best "run-support" secondary in the NFL. That respect starts coming this weekend. Champ will get his, this time. Romo is too cocky to play it safe. We will close them up to playing a middle of the field game and our LBs will take over. Doom will get his hits on Romo. I also think McD will outcoach Wade and make better, quicker, adjustments. Nolan doesn't play "read and react," he plays "dictate the action." I don't believe Romo is sharp enough for it.
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HOPEFULLY they try to throw the ball 50 times. i dont udnerstand why they dont run 2x as many times as they pass the ball. they give romo too much freedom for a team that does NOT need it.
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I'm gonna LOVE to see Dumerville on Flozell ... you KNOW there's going to be (minimum) 4 false starts there! If that happens Romo's blindside confidence will be SHOT and then he starts running (from fear) and throwing picks!
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They may not have Felix Jones or Marion Barber; could put more pressure on Romo to make plays, and that is a very good thing.
That will be lucky for you. Romo is due for a breakout game so dont count your chickens before they cross the street big boy.

Sounds like you all are pretty confident as it should be 3-0 great start for the Broncos.
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I'm gonna LOVE to see Dumerville on Flozell ... you KNOW there's going to be (minimum) 4 false starts there! If that happens Romo's blindside confidence will be SHOT and then he starts running (from fear) and throwing picks!
Flozell will have help with dumerville so it would be up to the rest of that um so called dline to produce pressure.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:35 AM   #10
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The Cowboys appear to be a team built to run and stop the run. If we can force them to pass while running ourselves, then it should be a good game for Denver.
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It would certainly be to the Broncos benefit if Felix Jones can't go. He is DEADLY on the delayed draw. I hope Nolan can scheme up something to defend this play because the Boys are using it early and often.
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Dawkins will have a big game. I see him on a TE with maybe a bracket on Witten with a LB. He'll get some blitzes and is gonna have to be aware of Barber and Jones in run support. Dallas no longer has big play potential, aside from Felix--no legitimate threats on the outside--so they'll pound it and try to play keep away with short to intermediate passes. Our LB's should get a couple of good looks at INT's. The only way they get big plays is a blown coverage, loss of contain on Romo, or missed tackles.

As I recall, NE beat Dallas 2 years ago with Brady throwing it like 50 times for 5 TD's. Run game was non-existent and NE went 4 of 5 in the red zone. Lots of 7-15 yard passes to maintain ball control and Stallworth and Welker had big days and Kyle Brady saw a lot of targets. I think McD will look to start out with this type of gameplan with just enough runs to keep the Boys honest. Orton will be called on to spread it around with Royal, Gaff, and Graham getting a lot of looks. Orton had better be up to the task.
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I'm pretty worried about what Witten what might do to us through the middle of the field.

For whatever reason, DJ doesn't seem like he can cover all that well anymore (although he sometimes flashes that magic from 2003). Davis is obviously not meant to play that role, so I'm curious to see what the plan will be to contain Witten...

V. Davis and Carlson ate up the middle of the field against us. Even Desmond Clark had pretty good success. Yes, I realize that preseason is supposedly vanilla, but I'm not sure that ours was. We were getting our team coached up on the new scheme and I'm not sure how much we really held back. This'll definitely be a good indicator.

I don't see using any of our corners on Witten...we're just too small outside of Bailey to match up. So will it be WW3? Maybe dust off that big nickel that worked to limit Gonzalez last year and put Barrett on the field?
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I'm pretty worried about what Witten what might do to us through the middle of the field.

For whatever reason, DJ doesn't seem like he can cover all that well anymore (although he sometimes flashes that magic from 2003). Davis is obviously not meant to play that role, so I'm curious to see what the plan will be to contain Witten...

V. Davis and Carlson ate up the middle of the field against us. Even Desmond Clark had pretty good success. Yes, I realize that preseason is supposedly vanilla, but I'm not sure that ours was. We were getting our team coached up on the new scheme and I'm not sure how much we really held back. This'll definitely be a good indicator.

I don't see using any of our corners on Witten...we're just too small outside of Bailey to match up. So will it be WW3? Maybe dust off that big nickel that worked to limit Gonzalez last year and put Barrett on the field?
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Adam Schefter reporting he's heard 2 weeks on Felix Jones. MRI is today.
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Adam Schefter reporting he's heard 2 weeks on Felix Jones. MRI is today.
Never good to see a player get hurt but this would be a huge break for the Broncos.

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I agree with everything so far. Clady will have his hands full with Ware. I think that's our biggest match-up. Our biggest need is to stop the run and establish our running game
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I don't see using any of our corners on Witten...we're just too small outside of Bailey to match up. So will it be WW3? Maybe dust off that big nickel that worked to limit Gonzalez last year and put Barrett on the field?
If I were McD, I would put together a special video clip of Witten's work and hand it directly to WW3 and Barrett. These guys made the team for specialized purposes. This is one them.
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So next week (IF we win), the story will be:
Broncos haven't beaten anybody except for Dallas who were missing Felix Jones and had an injured Marion Barber ...
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Agree with the stopping the run, especially the draw they are feasting on. I think the key there is maintaining good discipline in the front 7. Also agree that keeping Romo in the pocket and pressuring him there - he is more dangerous freelancing. But their strength is the run; that's what is allowing them to get down the field.

On offense I think we continue to build on our run game, win time of possession and protect the ball. That screen to Graham was a thing of beauty. The reverse to Marshall could be dangerous but it just doesn't look like we have it down yet. I'd like to see Hillis getting back into the groove - a few mistakes from him have been costly for us so far and he is very capable of better, especially in the red zone. If we can improve our red zone percentage we can become be a 30 pt offense.
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I agree with everything so far. Clady will have his hands full with Ware. I think that's our biggest match-up. Our biggest need is to stop the run and establish our running game
I don't think Clady cares who he lines up against....the dude is a rock
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Jones out could be huge for Denver.
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I'm sure "Beavis McDummy" will still blow it though right mock?
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I'm sure "Beavis McDummy" will still blow it though right mock?
That would make mock's (aka Skippy) day, wouldn't it?
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Cowboys hold breath on Felix Jones' knee
Posted by Tom Curran on September 29, 2009 12:29 PM ET

Through three games, the Cowboys have the most devastating rushing attack in the NFL.

Eighty-five carries, 581 yards, a per-attempt average of 6.8.

The runner-up in running the football so far is New Orleans. But the Saints have needed 17 more carries to gain 69 fewer yards (102 for 512).

Still the durability of Dallas' three-headed backfield monster -- Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice -- is an ongoing concern. First, Barber's quad muscle kept him out of Monday night's game with the Panthers.

And now Jones is undegoing an MRI on his knee according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News. Jones' knee went bad during a 40-yard gain Monday night. (Jones is averaging 10.1 yards per carry, a figure more appropriate for a high school star.)

Archer said that postgame indications were that the injury isn't a major concern. ESPN's Ed Werder was told by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that Felix Jones had trouble loosening the knee after the injury.

This Sunday, the Cowboys are at Denver -- a team that's allowed just one touchdown in three games this year.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ix-jones-knee/
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