Dallas Cowboys managed to claw their way to victory Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys continued to struggle offensively while the defense held its own. As the rematch against the defending Super Bowl champs approaches, one could only wonder, do the Dallas Cowboys have what it takes to defeat the unrelenting New York Giants?
With the losses of Sean Lee and Phil Costa on Sunday, the Cowboys will be without
their best linebacker as well as their best center. With the absence of these two players the Cowboys will be left scrambling for a solution. It’s no secret that the Giants have an athletic defense line that can find their way to the quarterback, which will pose a problem for Tony Romo this week. Without the inside presence of Phil Costa it’ll only make it tougher for Tony Romo to try to step into the pocket and make an accurate throw.
Furthermore, without Sean Lees presence in the middle of that defense, it’ll be interesting to see how the Cowboys coup. Expect the Giants offense to attack the middle more often if Sean Lee is not available for Sunday’s matchup against the Cowboys. It’ll be interesting to see how Bruce Carter and Dan Connor hold up against the Giants running attack that has shown much improvement since the season opener.
The Cowboys will have their hands full on Sunday when the New York Giants come marching into Dallas, but as bad as things may seem expect the Cowboys to play a solid game at home. The Cowboys can help themselves on offense by trying to get the running game going early against the Giants, which are ranked 23rd against the run. As for the defense, the Cowboys will need to be prepared for the Giants 2nd ranked passing offense as well as their 12th ranked rush offense. If the Dallas Cowboys find a way to pull out a victory against the Giants on Sunday, it could bolster this Cowboys team into a successful season, but if they find a way to let this game slip away they will only lessen their chances of a playoff run. This is a statement game whether or not the Cowboys have what it takes to make the statement remains to be seen.