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Tweetcap: Cowboys put boots to Giants 20-13 Womens Brett Maher Jersey , sack Eli Manning into his next meme After the ranting and raving concerning last week’s loss to the Panthers, the Cowboys couldn’t afford to fall 0-2. teams don’t find a way out of. The offense, in particular, was under a lot of scrutiny whether it was quarterback play, offensive line play, play-calling, or just about anything else you can think of. The Cowboys came into the division matchup with the Giants as the more determined team and left winners. So, what was different and how did the Cowboys handle business this time around?A.) “Challenge Accepted” Back them off by going deepThe Cowboys got speed involved early on offense and it carried them over for the rest of the game. When you think of speed, Tavon Austin is the guy that comes to mind:The offense needed a shot in the arm of explosiveness and when you can connect on a deep ball like that, it makes the defense have to account for it. Dak Prescott would go deep twice more in this game, though they didn’t connect, it effectively helped them shake loose of the Giants defense. Still, Michael Gallup has to catch this one:The Cowboys took some shots in this game which is what the offense needed and it sparked the team. It did get tougher for them after that, they only scored three more points for the half but that’s when the defense took over.B.) Getting Dak Prescott on the move, grinding down the opponent with Ezekiel ElliottThere was definitely a lull in the offensive action or the score would have been much higher for the Cowboys. However, we got to witness the Cowboys offensive coaches use the strengths of the team’s talents. It was a reversion to the method that was so successful for Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott in their rookie seasons. It started with letting Dak trust his instinct to run and take advantage of extra attention Elliott was getting. Here’s his first zone read run:Here’s Dak’s second zone read keeper, where he fakes the defense out well and Deonte Thompson seals off his man:These types of runs by Dak Prescott are critical to the offense’s success. The Cowboys want a healthy balance of knowing when to allow it to happen. They don’t want Dak getting hurt but he’s built to get things done with his feet in addition to his arm. The biggest threats the Cowboys have are Ezekiel Elliott, Tavon Austin, and Dak Prescott. All three were featured last night and all three made huge plays that was the difference in a win or loss.The best part of the entire night was the Cowboys first drive of the fourth quarter. It showed the true strength of their offense because it completely sealed the deal for the win. It was a 14-play drive that traveled 82-yards and took 8:23 off the clock. The drive featured passes to Cole Beasley, Michael Gallup, and Tavon Austin. It also had keeper’s by Dak and runs from Ezekiel Elliott, but the important factor was that it ended with seven points. It was the Cowboys doing what they do best, controlling the tempo, and killing the clock.C.) Sacking Eli Manning into his next internet memeThe Cowboys defense is the strength of this team and it sounds so weird to say for a team that has been so offensively dominant in the recent past. Rod Marinelli and Kris Richard knew that this Giants offensive line could not handle the pressure they schemed up. What ensued was a new classic “Eli” photo for the ages:The Giants spent money on bringing in Nate Solder at left tackle, they drafted Will Hernandez Authentic Travis Frederick Jersey , but nothing they could do would stop the “Hot Boyz”. Taco Charlton’s path on the first sack was easy as pie after the Cowboys sent the linebackers on a blitz. Taco just ran right past the line, untouched:That’s just one of six sacks the Cowboys put on Eli Manning. Six different Cowboys players sacked Eli Manning. Richard and Marinelli dialed up blitzes with their linebackers and safeties, it proved to be too much for that overmatched offensive line in New York.The Giants had four drives in the first half and the Cowboys got Manning down on three of those drives and held them to no points. Folks like to pick on the Cowboys offense but the Giants offense has a far worse trend:It’s pretty alarming for New York because on paper, they have explosive players, but games like this last one will have everyone second-guessing:That decision to load up on offensive talent around Eli Manning looms large for a lot of people that follow and cover the New York Giants. Saquon Barkley is a talented player but the Giants will forever be linked to the quarterbacks they never took:This game had lots of moments but there is nothing that stands out further than watching Eli Manning get battered and bruised for four quarters. Protection was clearly the biggest issue for the Giants. If the Cowboys weren’t sacking Eli Manning, they would have plays like this one where Manning had to have regretted the decision to take off.When you look around the league where offensive line protection is at a premium, these “Hot Boyz” are the real deal. The way the Cowboys defense played this game was one for the ages. Everyone will remember where they were when they watched the Cowboys defense throw a Sack-Fest. In a passing league, the Cowboys finally have the guys that quarterback’s have nightmares over.Dak Prescott struggling in Dallas, but here are nine things to help him get back on track There is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys offense is struggling right now. They are second to last with 13.7 points per game. Only the Arizona Cardinals are worse. In 2015, when the team has lost Tony Romo, the offense also ranked second to last. With putrid quarterback play, the team only managed 17.2 points a game. That’s right, the 2015 offense was putting up more points than this 2018 version. That’s nauseating.When you look at things closely, there are a lot of different factors that play a part. For example, against the Seahawks, the offense had three different drives cut short because of a turnover. In the first quarter, Michael Gallup appeared to make a nice catch at midfield when Tre Flowers made a great play on the ball, poking it to Earl Thomas. Instead of 1st and 10 at midfield, Seattle got the ball. In the fourth quarter, Thomas was the recipient of another deflected ball for an interception. Another scoring drive thwarted. Then there was that great run by Ezekiel Elliott that would have been even greater if he didn’t get the ball stripped away from behind. And that doesn’t even take into account the touchdown that wasn’t, all because Zeke lost track of where he was on the field and stepped out of bounds. All of these moments hurt the Cowboys ability to score points.But scoring points has been a problem for the Cowboys dating back to the second half of last season. In five of the Cowboys final eight games last year, the Cowboys offense scored 12 points or less. In the quest to figure what the root cause is, one name keeps resurfacing... Dak Prescott. And for good reason.It’s a really hard pill to swallow to accept that Prescott could be the problem. Could he really be that bad after a record-breaking rookie season?Yes. And there could be a perfectly good explanation for it.Recently, Dalton Miller, who co-hosts Talkin Cowboys with our own Connor Livesay and Cole Patterson Authentic Leighton Vander Esch Jersey , proposed the question - What does Dak do well? What strengths does he have that makes him a good quarterback. That got me thinking, not just about what he does well, but also all the things he’s had a history of not doing well.I remembered a couple years ago when we were optimistic about the Cowboys success despite Tony Romo suffering a preseason injury. One of the reasons was that the Cowboys offense was perfect for a Dak Prescott type of quarterback. And what is that exactly? His draft profile reveals something very interesting. After a great junior season, some were throwing his name out for Heisman consideration.But a less than stellar senior season caused Dak to drop to the fourth round of the draft.It was almost like his pro career is mirroring his college career. He was great with protection, but he struggles under duress. Nobody gave this much thought when the Cowboys offensive line was playing at a high level as Dak had all the time he needed to do the things he was good at.But suddenly over the last half of 2017 and into this year,the offensive line has been compromised and the struggling Dak has surfaced. Now, it’s early in his career and there is nothing that says he can’t get it together and be a quarterback that doesn’t need everything to be in place in order to be successful. But it’s also not inconceivable that Prescott is only good with a strong offensive line. For the sake of this article, I’m not interested in projecting the success of Mr. Prescott. Instead, I want to focus on what made the Cowboys so good under Prescott. Looking through some tape of the 2016 season, I started jotting down some of the things that were working well for Dak and this offense during that 13-3 season. Here are nine things that the Cowboys can do to help fix Dak:1. Better pass protectionDak Prescott is a better quarterback when he can step up in the pocket. But who isn’t? Not having All-Pro center Travis Frederick around is a tough loss and backup Joe Looney and rookie left guard Connor Williams are going to have some struggles at times. Surprisingly, Looney is holding up just fine as he seldom allows any pressures.While the interior offensive line isn’t playing bad, the edges aren’t holding up as well as expected. At times, both Tyron Smith and La’el Collins have had problems. The Cowboys have to get better at protecting Prescott if their quarterback is to have a shot. The good news is - this group can play better.2. Short drop and quick releaseOne way to circumvent poor pass protection is to get the ball out of Dak’s hands quickly. Prescott does a good job when he’s in a rhythm and can deliver a strike if his first read has separation out of his break. When he has a predetermined receiver in mind and that receiver is open, this usually results in a positive play. The Cowboys have ran several slant routes for positive yards using this approach. Cole Beasley is the best at this, but Deonte Thompson, Allen Hurns, and rookie Michael Gallup have all been successful on these types of plays.3. Throw on first downThe Cowboys are a run first team, but they’ve had a lot of success when they’ve been a “throw first” team. Defenses devote so much attention in stopping Ezekiel Elliott so catch them unprepared on early downs. When you look at the team’s successful drives under Prescott, a lot of them start through the air. That’s not to say the offense can’t dish out a heavy dose of Zeke, but mixing in some first down runs is a way to keep the defense guessing.4. More play actionHaving the threat of Ezekiel Elliott is a nice asset to have, but to take full advantage of what Zeke can do, the Cowboys have to run more fakes.It’s not just that the Cowboys emerged victorious in Week 2 when they ran more play-action, but look how contrasting those percentages are. Get those linebackers going the wrong direction and free up some clean passing lanes over the middle of the field.5. Force the ball deepNormally I wouldn’t advocate for forcing anything, but changes need to be made. The Cowboys must throw the ball downfield more. There are no if, and’s Youth Deonte Thompson Jersey , and buts about it. Prescott isn’t taking many shots down the field and something needs to change. Brice Butler is back on the team and maybe he can help in this department. The Cowboys had a lot of success in 2016 with big plays and there were many times the receiver was covered. Butler demonstrated the ability to win jump balls so it doesn’t require a free receiver wide open down the sideline. Not only that, but it forces the defense to make a play and sometimes that play is pass interference.Dak has to look deep at times and give his receivers a chance to make a play. Big plays are needed so the Cowboys aren’t confined to being efficient on third down, which they are clearly not this season.6. Throw on the runPrescott shredded defenses while throwing on the run in 2016. He operates best when he doesn’t feel those footsteps sneaking up on him, so escaping out of the pocket is one way to alleviate that pressure. Some of his best throws have occurred while scrambling out of the pocket. He feels comfortable on the run, so if things start to break down, Dak needs to move around.7. Take off runningPrescott doesn’t like pressure so when the pocket starts to collapse, he needs to get the big wheels moving. Dak is big quarterback and shows good sense in finishing runs where he’s not a sitting duck out there. You don’t want your quarterback running excessively, but Dak is a mobile quarterback and he’s capable of doing damage with his legs. 8. Designed screens for ZekeSpeaking of using all your weapons, Elliott is very dangerous on designed screens. While Prescott targeted Zeke eight times against Seattle, he only had three catches for 11 yards. Some of these throws were last resort dump offs or plays where Zeke was covered and unable to get going in space. This isn’t giving Elliott much of a chance to make a play. Instead, they need more plays like this one:9. Use Tavon moreWhether it’s a jet sweep, reverse, or a shovel passes, every time Tavon Austin touches the ball good things happen. The acquisition of Austin added a new wrinkle to what the Cowboyscould do on offense, but the onus is on the coaching staff to use him. Defenses haven’t been overly concerned with him whenever he scats across the backfield and a big reason for that is the attention they must give to no. 21. That leaves Austin to run around freely and use his speed to escape defenders, which so far has resulted in big gains.Austin fits perfectly within the offense, but he’s just not being utilized enough. More touches for Austin will eventually force defenses to lean his way and that not only open things up for Prescott, but could help out Elliott as well.It’s great if your team has a playmaking quarterback that can carry the team on his shoulders. That does not appear to be what the Cowboys have in Prescott. Does that mean he can’t get there? Certainly not, but a lot of the evidence we have thus far indicates he needs great protection to be a great quarterback. While this might be a little disheartening, it doesn’t mean the Cowboys can’t be a really good team with Dak at the helm. They just have to fix some things in order to make it happen. They’ve done it once, they can do it again.
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