Dallas Cowboys are style mismatch for overhyped Packers
By Brad Austin
COWBOYS POWER FEEDS INTO GIANTS
During the Cowboys losses to the Giants, their reluctance to adapt was harmful.
When the run was clearly dry, they needed to mix in no-huddle, spread offense.
The best way to neutralize New York’s massive front is to gas them like the Packers.
Dak Prescott was groomed in this style of play in college and has excelled when using it in the Cowboys’ two-minute offense.
It’s not meant to abandon identity, but helps find mismatches as an alternative.
The Giants can match power with Dallas’ stout OL and RB’s all day long. Yet a hurry-up, spread creates problems for their pass rush and coverage.
The first game was almost won on the final drive using this rapid spread attack.
Harsh cold weather conditions made the spread less than ideal in game two.
Even so, a patient, balanced attack into the teeth of the Giants defense is a fruitless way to expose their weaknesses. Two losses and 26 points says it all.