The Dallas Cowboys with a little help can clinch the NFC East today. The only way the game this afternoon is interesting is if the Giants lose at 1. When you look at the Dallas Cowboys this season the key to their success is protecting Tony Romo. When Romo has time in the pocket the can get the ball to his play makers on the outside. Below are the keys for the Cowboys to win this week
No Big Plays- The Eagles are built on speed and big play ability on offense. On defense the Cowboys love to put pressure on the quarterback and this week they will do the same. The big difference is that Vick is the best at making plays with his legs, so the Cowboys have to be careful. When you look at this Eagles team they get chunks of yard at a time. Jackson is the big play player for the Eagles and if the Cowboys can keep him in check they will have a great shot. The key to winning is making the Vick and the rest of the offense earn every yard and not give up big plays.
Young Linebackers- The Cowboys have a star in the making in Sean Lee and he is going to be in the spotlight tonight. Lee will be in charge of spying Vick and will be forced to make open field tackles on McCoy. In order to let Ware and Spencer rush off the edge Lee has to keep an eye on Vick and not let him scramble around. Another name that will pop up tonight is Bruce Carter. This rookie will be getting his first playing time of the season and should play a key role. Carter is athletic and has the ability to keep up with Vick if he scrambles. Look for Brooking to get fewer snaps tonight and Carter to make some plays.
Dez Bryant Punt Return TD in the first half
Jason Witten TD
Romo 23-35 for 290 and two TD
Sean Lee over 10 tackles
Cowboys Block a kick
Dan Bailey miss a kick over 50 yards
The Cowboys are finally going to put it all together and win a close game. Rob Ryan's defense is going to put the pressure on Vick and that will be the difference. The Cowboys offense will control the clock and Romo will make great throws. Cowboys win this game 31-24 and win the NFC East or they get ready for a do or die game next week.