Dallas Cowboys: From New York to Seattle

The Dallas Cowboys’ big win over defending Super Bowl Champions, New York Giants was a momentum boost for a team starting to come into a new identity courtesy of  head coach Jason Garrett’s classy style.   Will the Cowboys be able to hold the momentum going into Seattle after a 10-day break?

Football fans league wide know that going to Seattle to play the Seattle Seahawks is no easy feat as the home crowd is the epitome of the NFL’s 12th man.  For those unfamiliar with the “12th man” it means that the crowd will be a huge factor in this game.  Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, will need coordinate with his center to get the snaps off on time in order to avoid delay of game penalties.

With Seattle yet to play later today and Dallas already focusing on the match up next week with Seattle it’s hard to judge which team will have the biggest boost going into next weeks game.

Nov 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball and gets stopped at the 1 yard line against the Seattle Seahawks at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Surprisingly enough Dallas started out the Giants game flat on offense but ready to go on defense.  After center Phil Costa left the game with back spasms new veteran offensive player Ryan Cook took over at center and that’s when the offensive line seemed to click and begin to look more like a team effort.  As the offensive line flourished so did Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray.  Latest reports state that Cook is expected to start at center in the Seattle.  Cook may have struggled some in the Giants game, however, he hasn’t been with the team long and to be “thrown to the wolves” so to speak and still succeed shows he can learn and learn quickly.  Latest news coming out of Dallas states that Costa will miss the Seattle game and Cook will get the start, leading this blogger to believe  the momentum will continue offensively.

Defensively just look for cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr to continue to play at a high level and look for more complex defensive schemes from defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan.

As long as the running game continues to alleviate the pressure off Romo and the defense pressures rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, Dallas will have the edge in this game therefore keeping the crowd out it.

 

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  • Nick

    I think that the Cowboys could have some trouble in Seattle with all of the penalties they took last week. The loud home crowd contributes to those false start and delay of game penalties that were so common from the Cowboys last week. I was talking with a coworker at Dish who used to go to Seahawks games and he assured me it would be very loud, even in week 2. I was able to re-watch parts of the game off of a recording that my Hopper automatically made for Primetime Anytime, and you could see that the crowd had a role in quite a few of those penalties. I love going back to the tapes to find the intangibles that go into the game because they often determine the game just as much as the hard stats.

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