Another good article.....
Basically, the Cowboys were completely helpless against the run, and it took them until the post-game film session to even figure out what went wrong....and even then, their injury-riddled linebackers will likely get rolled by the Raiders this Thursday.
....The Cowboys gave up 202 rushing yards in Sunday's 24-21 win against the New York Giants. If not for offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, the Giants might have had many more yards on the ground.
Luckily for the Cowboys, Gilbride wanted to throw the ball.
The Giants were the third team to eclipse 200 yards against the Cowboys, joining the Washington Redskins (216) and New Orleans Saints (242). Since Jerry Jones took over as owner and general manager in 1989, the Cowboys have allowed 200 yards in 21 games. Five came in 2000. Three came this year. Two came in 2008.
What was wrong Sunday?
"I think there were different things," coach Jason Garrett said. "We analyzed it fairly quickly but closely and there were different things that came up. It wasn't one guy. It wasn't one thing, ‘Hey we were in the C gap,' or ‘The safety didn't come down.' On different plays, on each of the longer runs they had it's one thing on this play, another thing on that play, another thing on that play. What we need to do is address those things with each of the individual guys. Sometimes it was physical. We got blocked. We weren't able to hold that B gap because that guy dug us out of that B gap, but other times it was how a corner might replace when a safety gets cracked or how a linebacker comes over the top or comes over the top too far. Some of those things came up in the game as well. We'll address those things quickly with our guys this week and hopefully we can get those things rectified by Thursday."
But, in the biggest game of the season, when the run was banging out 6+ yards per clip, we've got a guy calling for long throwes into the wind.