It won’t be easy, that’s for sure, but the Dallas Cowboys could pull off an upset against the New York Giants in New York today if a few things go their way.
The Cowboys will be forced to pass because the Giants will likely focus on Marion Barber and the Cowboys running game. And unless Barber can overpower this Giants defense, Brad Johnson is going to have to throw the ball, and possibly a lot.
There’s no reason why the Cowboys cannot test Johnson to throw the ball. It is unacceptable that the Cowboys offense has sputtered as much as it has, and I don’t care who is behind center. This entire season has shown how overrated offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is. The offense has struggled most of the year, and Garrett has to take the blame.
Beating the Giants is going to depend on the passing game, and coverting third downs. So here are a few tips from The Landry Hat play book. Johnson must make short passes to Owens and Williams and hope they can get yards after the catch. When is the last time the Cowboys have operated a simple offense successfully?
Although this game is being dubbed a “must win” it really is not. At 5-3, the Cowboys can afford to lose this game if they end the season hot, something they haven’t done in a decade.
Check back later this morning for more on this game.