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6 Important Stats for Cowboys Heading Into Week 2

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At DMN, I just published six numbers that represent important aspects of the Cowboys’ matchup with the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow.

4.5: Yards-per-attempt for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in his first NFL game—the second-worst mark in the league behind Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden

In my game plan for the ‘Boys against Seattle, I suggested the defense sit back in safe coverage. The reason is that, with Wilson struggling early in his NFL career, the Cowboys should force him to beat them again and again instead of opening up the window for a big play.

2.87: The difference in yards-per-attempt given up by Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (8.74) and cornerback Richard Sherman (5.87) in 2011

I explained why the Cowboys would be smart to test Browner when I detailed four ways the ‘Boys can beat Seattle.

Check out the rest of the numbers.

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