Breaking Down the Dwayne Harris Touchdowns
Over at Dallas Morning News, I broke down the two Dwayne Harris scores.
The 61-Yard Bomb
On a 1st and 10 at their own 39-yard line, the Cowboys came out with base personnel. They lined up in a run-oriented formation known as Twins Right Weak Left. The formation is a unique one in that, with two receivers split out to the wide side of the field and a tight end and fullback to the left side of the formation, there isn’t really a traditional “strong side.”
At the snap of the ball, Romo dropped back seven steps and initially had DeMarco Murray open on a swing. The play was obviously designed to beat the defense deep, however, with Harris running a double-move from the slot.
Romo’s protection was absolutely outstanding, as it was for the majority of his 13 dropbacks. He didn’t release the ball until four full seconds after the snap.
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