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Offensive Line

August 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys guard Mackenzy Bernadeau (73), center Travis Frederick (70) and guard David Arkin (62) guard the offensive line against Arizona Cardinals during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Hats off to the entire offensive line. Some had better games then others but overall, everyone either met or exceeded expectations. The star of the group was LT Tyron Smith proving his worth as the no. 9 overall pick 3 years ago. Though RT Doug Free did get blown up on the play QB Tony Romo bruised his ribs, overall, he played well. The o-line, opened holes for RB DeMarco Murray, allowing him to average 4.3 ypc. On top of that, Romo only sacked twice was a nice change of what we’ve seen from this unit in years past.

KC has a good defense. Their secondary can lock up on the outside preventing WRs from opening up early so the line will have to hold their blocks for a half-second longer. Chiefs OLBs Tamba Hali and Justin Houston (3.5 combined sacks Week 1) are a handful, while DT Dontari Poe has shown an ability to create inside pressure which is a QBs worse nightmare. If this line can keep Romo upright and open holes for Murray, it should be a big day for the offense.

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  • RepOurChiefs

    Geeeez you guys articles need work.

    • Damon Bailey Smith

      Thanks for the critique. What do you see that could improve? I always try to improve my craft

      • RepOurChiefs

        Your craft is fine and my critique was a lighthearted attempt at ribbing. Wasnt a dis on your skills by any means. I guess I just expected more excitement or passion from the “boys” writers. Im very excited about these teams meeting. Chiefs need a bigger challenge and a few friends here in kc are “boys” fans and very anxious to see how they fair in the SEA OF RED that will be 80thou strong and loud. It will be a good game.

  • Damon Bailey Smith

    Gotcha. I was hoping it was friendly banter but hard to tell tone from text. I try to tone down the “crazy fan” angle and give a more subjective analysis… Chiefs were my preseason worst to first pick that happens every year. Very excited to see it pan out especially since Reid knows the Cowboys so well

  • ctcowboy1968

    All good points. Need to establish a win streak. Not the same old win one lose one trend. OL needs to run block better. Both CBs need to play better. I felt Carr was soft in the 4th qtr. Boys need to stop run. Hopeful that Dunbar’s speed is a difference maker.

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