Morano

www.morano.pl

You are not logged in.

  • Index
  • » Shop
  • » www.authenticsdallascowboys.com

#1 2019-03-22 01:34:32

panxing18
Regular
Registered: 2010-10-12
Posts: 55

www.authenticsdallascowboys.com

What we think: The Cowboys continue a quest for consistency against Houston The emotions have swung wildly for fans of the Dallas Cowboys so far this year. In the dumps after the first game Color Rush Jaylon Smith Jersey , up almost as much after a relatively easy win, back down to the depths as the offense struggled again, and then a big rebound after a close and exciting win. The important thing there is the way the team has performed so differently from game to game. That has to be straightened out. If not, this has all the signs of another disappointing year with an 8-8 record and no playoffs.The game against the Houston Texans is the first chance to try and establish some consistency. There are opportunities there, and both areas to improve and good things that have to be maintained. It is easy to just say the team has to be better at things. To be more specific, here are some of the key areas they must focus on, and how things seem to be trending.DakIt's the NFL. The quality of your quarterback is going to be a major determinant of how successful your offense is. There is no way around it as passing games become more and more productive around the league, aided and abetted by rule changes that tilt the table in their favor every year. Dak Prescott has had his issues finding his game and his rhythm so far, but the Lions game was a major step in the right direction. He finally looked more decisive and was delivering a lot of throws on target. Most importantly, he went deep again with some major success. The team cannot afford any regression from him. He has to build on last Sunday.The receivers Hand in hand with Prescott's play has been that of the almost completely revamped wide receiver and tight end units. This is an area where the trend is also up, and must continue on that line. We may have underestimated just how much work needed to be done here. Remember, Prescott has exactly one receiver who has seen a lot of snaps and that he has completed a lot of passes to in the past, Cole Beasley. He also has one tight end that he had a small handful of throws to, Geoff Swaim. The rest are all either new faces for him or players who he had no real work with in actual games. They were much better last game than in the first three. The mere accumulation of reps on the field with this corps should yield continued, and badly needed, improvement.The offensive lineAnother place where the growing pains should have been anticipated. 40% of the starters this year are new, namely rookie Connor Williams and Joe Looney, filling in for the still ailing Travis Frederick. The fact they line up shoulder-to-shoulder just compounds the issue. This was another place where things seemed to be clicking in the last game, at least to a greater extent than in the earlier contests. There is nowhere on a football team where continuity has more impact than the O line, and that is finally developing. ZekeEzekiel Elliott didn't just have his best game of the season against the Lions. He had his career-best performance in total yards from scrimmage, and finally was a key factor in the passing game. It looks like he finally has that horrid taste from last season's suspension out of his mouth. The ground game for the Cowboys is arguably more important to their offense than for any other team in the league. Now Zeke looks set to really bring it to opposing defenses.The game plan and play callingIt wasn't just the players that had their best day offensively. Scott Linehan clearly had his best day at the office as well. His work and execution on the field go hand-in-hand http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/ … ord-jersey , and that's all we'll say about that particular argument. Now he has seen what works (he had plenty of examples of what didn't earlier in the season). As long as he doesn't succumb to a serious bout of amnesia, he should keep things going, as well.Third down and red zone efficiencyIt ain't all beer and skittles for the offense. (No, I am really not sure what that actually means, but I still love to throw it in.) They are still struggling in keeping drives alive and scoring touchdowns instead of field goals when they get close to the end zone. We'll go ahead and give the lion's share of the responsibility for fixing this to Linehan. He isn't home free unless he does get it solved.The pass rushDeMarcus Lawrence has been a monster. The rest of the rushmen not so much. The Texans have been letting Watson get sacked and banged around a lot, so this is a great chance for the rest of the defensive line to live up to the promise we all felt they had coming into this year. But we thought that was the same thing they faced against the Seattle Seahawks, and you remember how that turned out. They can't let Watson off the hook the way they did Russell Wilson. Time for the rest of the pass rushers to get back into things.Surviving without the GeneralDiehards will still argue that the Cowboys could have used their first-round pick better than they did. But right now, the selection of Leighton Vander Esch is paying absolutely huge dividends, with Sean Lee once again out due to injury. LVE, Jaylon Smith, Damien Wilson, and the rest of the linebackers had no real letdown without Lee on the field, a vast difference from what happened last year. They have to continue to play like that. And all indications are that they will.The secondaryWhile the pass rush was somewhat disappointing last game, the performance of the defensive backs was downright disturbing. The question of just how much of that was Matthew Stafford just dropping dime after dime in there remains. But the only really successful DB was Byron Jones, who Stafford dodged like a man behind on his alimony ducks his ex-wife. Chidobe Awuzie gave up way too many big plays despite often having really tight coverage. while Anthony Brown and the safeties all had their moments of "doh!" This has to tighten up significantly against a Texans passing game that is pretty potent itself. That is going to be a real test for Kris Richard. We have high hopes for him, and he really needs to fulfill them.That new place kickerBrett Maher had his first real test of his Cowboys career, and passed with game-winning flying colors. Hopefully, they won't need him to save the day too often, since those close games tend toward a 50-50 outcome over time. The team really needs to score touchdowns instead of settling for a shot at three anyway. However, when they do need Maher to put it between the uprights, he has to keep coming through.There are the areas where Dallas must establish some consistency if they are to string some wins together this season. The outlook for most of them is good http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/ … ier-jersey , but nothing is guaranteed. The closest at the moment is that running game, which could be on its way to being absolutely scary for opponents. But the rest of the areas here could go either way. Success the rest of the way depends on keeping things on an upward trend line across the board. That schedule does not look easier in any way after the Texans game. In the regular season, the Seahawks were tied for the sixth best scoring offense in the NFL, averaging 26.8 points a game. In their Wild Card game against Dallas, they only managed 22 points, which would have ranked them 21st in the NFL. A big reason for that was defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator Kris Richard's familiarity with the Seahawks. Richard was a coach with the Seahawks for eight seasons, and even before that he spent two years as a graduate assistant with Pete Carroll at USC. To say that he knows the Seahawks head coach very well would be an understatement. And even though Seattle has two new coordinators this year, Richard still knew a lot of Seattle's players, most notably the star trio of Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, and Tyler Lockett. With that inside knowledge, Richard was able to bottle up the Seahawks offense fairly well. Luckily, Richard has a similar level of familiarity with the Rams team that the Cowboys will face off against on Saturday night. He's been facing the Rams twice a year for the last eight years, and Richard was actually there before Jeff Fisher was the Rams head coach, which seems like ages ago. And while Richard's tenure in Seattle only overlapped one year with Sean McVay's time as the Rams head coach, Richard has some experience coaching against this offense's two biggest stars. Richard's first year as defensive coordinator in Seattle was also Todd Gurley's rookie season, and while Gurley only played in one game against Seattle that year, Richard's defense held up well against the former tenth overall draft pick. It was the regular-season finale and Gurley was on a role, but Seattle limited him to just 83 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.The next year was even better for Richard's unit. In the first meeting, Gurley only rushed for 51 yards on 19 carries and no touchdowns, and in the second meeting Gurley was held to even less production Youth Travis Frederick Jersey , getting 38 yards on 14 carries and again no score. The caveat here is that this was still Fisher's team, which ran a very bland offense, but nevertheless it was an offense predicated on the running game. In 2017, though, McVay sought to utilize Gurley more in the passing game than Fisher had ever dreamed of. In McVay's first game against Richard's defense - which, coincidentally, was played on the road in Los Angeles - Gurley was once again held scoreless. The running back picked up 43 yards on 14 carries, and he was thrown to four times and only caught two passes for seven yards. However, Gurley did manage to best Richard in the next matchup that year, as he totaled 152 rushing yards on 21 carries and catching all three passes thrown his way for 28 receiving yards, and putting up four total touchdowns. It was the first time in his career that Gurley had over 100 yards against Seattle, and the game is pointed to as one of the reasons the Seahawks fired Richard after the year was over. But that ignores the fact that Gurley, now an MVP contender, has only averaged 73.4 yards a game against Richard-coached defenses. Richard also coached against Jared Goff in the quarterback's first two years in Los Angeles. Like Gurley, Goff only played against Seattle once in his rookie year, as the former first overall draft pick wasn't starting until later in the year, but his first game against the Seahawks was a rough one. Goff completed 51% of his passes for 135 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. He was also sacked four times and fumbled once. But Goff's terrible rookie year has largely been chalked up to running an offensive scheme that didn't use him right, and Goff rebounded in a big way in 2017 with McVay calling the shots. Still, he had the worst game of his season against the Seahawks in Los Angeles, as the quarterback completed just 46% of his passes and while he threw for 288 yards, he had zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked twice and fumbled once Youth Cole Beasley Jersey , and his overall passer rating for that game was an abysmal 48.9. Goff's other game against Richard's defense last year came in the game where Gurley broke out for four touchdowns, and Goff was certainly better than his other Seattle game, but still just average. He completed 66% of his passes for 120 yards and had two touchdown passes with an interception, two sacks, and a fumble. His 5.71 yards per attempt in that game was the lowest all year for him, but it got the job done with a win. And even though the Rams won that game by a big margin, the fact remains that Richard's defense shut down McVay's offense in Los Angeles, limiting them to just 10 points and not allowing either Gurley or Goff to play well. Richard certainly knows these players and has some familiarity with McVay as well, and that experience should help out the Cowboys much in the same way it did against the Seahawks last week. There are other secret weapons for Dallas, too. Tavon Austin spent the last five years with the Rams, and should have at least some insight into the way the Rams approach their games each week. But more than that, the Rams have a familiar face running their defense in Wade Phillips. The former Cowboys head coach is one of the best defensive minds in the NFL right now, and despite his defense regressing this year as a whole, Phillips can be dangerous against opposing offenses. But head coach Jason Garrett should know plenty about the guy, as he spent three and a half years working under Phillips in Dallas. So as the Cowboys prepare for an important road playoff game where they're already underdogs in Vegas, the familiarity that this team has with the Rams could be a huge factor in trying to score an upset victory and inch closer towards the Super Bowl. Custom Denver Broncos Jerseys

Offline

  • Index
  • » Shop
  • » www.authenticsdallascowboys.com

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB