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5 Keys To Beating The Cowboys

We can talk about this until we are blue in the face: This is a must win. The Giants have one loss to work with. One loss, and that gets them at 10-6. 2 losses, and they are probably out of the playoffs. So this game is huge. Have to win the home games. Have to beat division teams. Have to beat the Cowboys. Here are 5 Keys to Beating the Cowboys

1. Felix Jones

Felix Jones is capable of huge plays. The Giants need to limit that. Now that Jon Goff is starting, his athleticism will be key. They can use him as a spy on Jones. Goff is the only middle linebacker on the team capable of staying with Jones.

2. Pressure!

The Giants can’t seem to get much pressure using just their front four. I’m a firm believer that once your front four can get consistent pressure, the rest of the defense falls into place. The Giants need to fluster Tony Romo, force him into bad decisions.

3. Miles Austin

Miles Austin has been on fire lately, and while it’s been against some pretty bad teams, it’s still very impressive. The Giants will need to be aware of Austin at all times. Corey Webster will cover him. I think he can do it. If he shuts him down, then that really limits what Dallas is trying to do. If he doesn’t, the Austin could have a huge game.

4. Run The Ball

The Giants need to get back on track running the ball, and it has to start now. They have to pound the ball inside with Jacobs. Run behind Chris Snee and go. I know that the Giants are depleted at running back, but this team needs a strong running game if they want to make the playoffs.

5. Show Up!

Quite frankly, the Giants did not show up Thanksgiving night. They lacked heart. They lacked passion. With the season on the line, the Giants need to show up. There needs to be passion. There needs to be fire. They need to go all out. Hopefully, we’ll see a determined team Sunday.

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One Response to “5 Keys To Beating The Cowboys”

  1. buljos says:

    Sheridan doesn’t think about whether he’s doing a good job or not. Read the resent interview in the NY Post. He doesn’t think that way. Good job, bad job, not in his mindset. He choreographs his players, coaches them when they’re not in position, and then watches the play unfold before him on game day. He does however think about whether his players are doing a good job, because he also judged that they’ve not been physical enough. We all got a glimpse of this early on, when Osi had enough and walked out of camp. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Osi is fed up, and it’s obvious he and his teammates have not bought into Sheridan’s approach to coordinating a defense. They’d take Spags back in a heartbeat. This team isn’t going to turn this around this season. What we’ve witnessed against the Broncos, Eagles, Saints, Chargers, Cowboys… it’s not going to change this Sunday just because the Giants are at home. The defense is not going to be physical, they’re going to give up running and passing yards in huge hunks, and they’re going to place enormous pressure on Eli to air it out to keep up. As much as it pains me to say it, I see the Giants winning 2 more games this season, maybe 3 if the Vikings have nothing to play for and decide to rest players for the playoff run. At 9-7 they might have accumulated the wild card evaluation criteria credits to beat out the other 9-7 teams, but what would it matter? This isn’t the 2007 Giants defense. Not by a long shot. And that is not going to change this season.

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