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Thoughts on the Cowboys

Sunday is the biggest game of the year, at least so far. And the Cowboys are a formidable opponent. Here are just a few thoughts on them.

-Have to keep Romo in the pocket. He’s dangerous outside of it, and that’s when he makes big plays. That means pressure from the edges. A big game from JPP and Tuck will be nice. But that said, we don’t want a clean pocket. He has to be pressured and his ability to scramble has to be limited.

-The Giants have to contain DeMarcus Ware. They always seem to do a decent job on him, but that doesn’t make it any less of a priority. He’s having an awesome year, and is an awesome player. If you let him take over the game, you’re not going to win.

-The Cowboys secondary isn’t too good. I think you’re going to see big games from Cruz, Nicks and company. I think that the Giants are going to have to throw it because the Cowboys have a pretty good run defense.

-I do think this is going to be a shootout. I think the Cowboys are going to be able to score against us, just as we are going to be able to score on them. 38-35 is not out of the question. Who has the 38? Tough to tell

-Because this is such a big game, mistakes can’t be made. That too many men penalty? Can’t have it. No taunting or  unsportsmanlike conduct. Don’t get into anything after the whistle. Play your game. Nothing fancy.

-What are your keys? Tell us below.

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6 Responses to “Thoughts on the Cowboys”

  1. Gdubs says:

    For the first time this season, I’d like to see the G-Men get the play into Eli quickly, and see him get in/out of the huddle with some time on the clock. We snap with less than 5 seconds on play clock WAY to often. Decisiveness by coaches and QB can be a game-changer. It will keep the rushers on edge as to when the ball snaps, allow Eli to hard-count and control the tempo.

  2. Tony says:

    This game will depend on the line play. If our line can put pressure on Romo, that will help keep the ball from going downfield where our secondary is so vulnerable. WE HAVE to pressure Romo. This is the key to the game. We will definitely score points on them, so we just have to have our D limit their points and we will be NFC East Champs!

    I also agree with Gdubs in that I think we should start the game in a no huddle. Let’s start this game with the urgency that it deserves. Go GMEN!

  3. Chalko says:

    Romo doesn’t win big games, sure he’s due to win one, just don’t see it being Sunday night.

  4. Big Daddy says:

    I can’t believe that Romo is even playing with that hand injury.

    I think Jeremy pretty much hit the nails on their heads.

    Not much more to say about the game other than I wish the Giants would just shut up and I mean specifically Jacobs. Just play and shut up!!!

    You have to spy Ware and hit him all game long, people have to help out and chip him every play. Usually the important thing in the check offs have to change to were Ware is. Move the pocket and get rid of the ball fast, not those long drawn out plays, quick hitters, short passes to open the run game up. Then go for the big one when the time is right. I have seen killdrive do this and call a good game, but most games are below average to pure stinkers from Gilbride’s play calling.

    I’d like to see the Giants have a good overall game so that they make the playoffs on a high note and go onto the next one with confidence.

  5. daJudge says:

    Key One-Pressure Romo.
    Key Two-Pressure Tony.
    Key Three-Pressure the quarterback.

    It all flows from this pressure. Why? Because Romo is really hurt and one good hit whacks him out of this game. Did you see his hand. I don’t care about the report, he has a classic boxer’s fracture. Also, our pass rush is very, very good and our secondary is pedestrian, at best. Our DC can not try to always hedge his bets—bring the pressure and bring it hard. Deal with the results, good or bad.

    Do not play prevent. Ever.

    Don’t give up so much space. Our backs pretty much just give up first downs. Be physical. Hate watching the soft whatever it is. Think Revis.

    On offense, don’t throw across the field for a three yard play. It is way too risky. Don’t crap out on the run because it doesn’t work a few times.

    On an unrelated note, can you even believe that the hairy Ryan is so out of touch that he is focusing on whether the Cowboys are “America’s Team”. How unbearably stupid. This bodes particularly well for Big Blue.

  6. jce says:

    It’s hard to tell what Giant team shows up.
    They should win in another close game, what
    else is new! If they advance they will be a
    problem for some teams.

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