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5 Keys to Beating the Cowboys

Giants are 1-0. Cowboys are 1-0. How do the Giants beat them?

1. Contain DeMarcus Ware

You can’t stop DeMarcus Ware. You can only hope to contain him. How do you contain him? By putting a tight end or an extra offensive lineman on Ware. David Diehl can’t guard him on his own. Not many can. But if Darcy Johnson, or maybe Kevin Boothe help out, you could contain him a bit.

2. Beware of Felix

Felix Jones is really, really fast. And impressive too. Jones will break off a big run if you don’t pay attention. Safeties will be important.

3. Generate a big Pass Rush

Normally, pass rush is important. On Sunday, it’s even more so. With a depleted Giants secondary, the Giants need to pressure Tony Romo, or else he’ll pick them apart. You didn’t have to worry about this as much with Jason Campbell. But Romo is a better QB.

4. Corey Webster

Webster was outstanding last week. He needs to be better this week. Covering Roy Williams isn’t an easy task. If Webster can shut him down, it takes pressure off the rest of the secondary. That’s a good thing.

5. Short passes

The Giants do well when utilizing short passes. They should do it more on Sunday. With the Cowboys opening their new stadium, chances are they’ll be over excited. Try to capitalize on their over aggressiveness with short dumps to the running backs, and quick slants to the wideouts.


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4 Responses to “5 Keys to Beating the Cowboys”

  1. Jesse Cassel says:

    i think a huge key that was forgoten in this was to play mistake free no turnover football. theres ganna be 105,000 people there a giants turn over can elevate the momentum of the crowd and you may never get a chance to slow dallas down after that happens. they need to protect the ball, they cannot afford the momentum shift.

    6. no turnovers

  2. Jason C. says:

    About short passes, to me the slant to Hixon is the key to this game, they can run a slant with Hixon from about 3 different angles and possibly only have a safety to beat on each play. Look for at least one slant to Hixon for 20-30 yards after the catch.

  3. Andrew Ilnicki says:

    …or steve smith for that matter.

    But short passes are definitely how the Giants can pick apart this Dallas defense and make the pass rush a non factor.

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