Where to run on the Cardinals’ front seven
In previous seasons, Arizona’s defense has been great vs the run.
This year has seen a drop-off in this area, after losing their All-Pro defensive end, Calais Campbell, to free agency this offseason.
His absence has been significant, as Arizona’s defensive line was pushed around by an average Colts’ offensive line.
Most of Indianapolis’ success on the ground came from zone runs. Their offensive line was able to create movement and reach the Arizona linebackers, allowing the running back to get to the second level.
This is a great site for the Cowboys, as the zone run is the staple of their offense. The Dallas’ offensive line is at their best when moving in one direction and getting to the second level.
They should be set up to succeed vs the Cardinals’ front seven, and should drastically increase their rushing total from last week.
Overall, this is a game the Dallas Cowboys’ offense should be successful in. Dallas has the weapons to attack this defense and put up points. It’ll be a benchmark to see where the offense stands after three weeks, and will provide clarity on how good they can be in 2017.