4 Key Matchups for Cowboys’ Offense vs Seahawks in Week 2
In what feels like an obvious trap game for the Cowboys (perhaps making it anything but a trap), Dallas will try to go 2-0 for the first time since 2008 when they visit Seattle on Sunday. At NBC, I broke down four key matchups for the Cowboys’ offense.
1. Miles Austin vs Brandon Browner
Browner is 6’4’’, 221 pounds. That’s big. He also allowed nearly nine yards-per-attempt in 2011. That’s bad. So the quick, powerful Austin should be a mismatch for the second-year cornerback. Austin lines up in the slot on 42.5 percent of the Cowboys’ offensive plays and Browner won’t follow him in there, so the Cowboys will need to exploit Browner from base or two-tight formations in which Austin is lined up outside. I really think you’ll see the ‘Boys go to Austin quite a bit on Sunday, especially because one of the league’s most underrated cornerbacks—Richard Sherman—could shadow Dez Bryant.
Read the whole post at NBC.