5 DOs and DON’Ts for Cowboys vs Bucs
At NBC, I took a look at five ways the Cowboys can score against the Bucs:
DO come out throwing.
Look, I know I talk a lot about the value of passing over running, but this week the Cowboys really need to air it out. The Bucs have given up over 400 passing yards per game in the first two weeks of the season; that’s more than every team in the NFL, including the two that have already played three games.
The key, as always, will be giving Tony Romo plenty of time to throw. The Cowboys might be best served keeping tight end Jason Witten in to help block. Last week, Witten went out into a route on 88.6 percent of the pass snaps he played. Historically, Witten has been a receiver on only around three-fourths of pass plays, and believe it or not, the ‘Boys have put up superior numbers when Witten isn’t in a route.
By utilizing two-tight end formations and max protection, the ‘Boys can provide Romo with ample protection to attack the struggling Bucs secondary.
So, I think the offense should pass the ball a lot. Shocker. Read the other four DOs and DON’Ts at NBC.