Cowboys vs Bears: 3 Matchups to Watch
At NBC, I posted three key matchups to monitor on Monday night. . .
WR Miles Austin and WR Dez Bryant vs CB Tim Jennings
Through three weeks of the season, cornerback Tim Jennings might be playing better than just about any defensive back in the league. Opposing quarterbacks have tested Jennings, targeting him 27 times. He has allowed only nine completions and 3.52 yards-per-attempt while picking off four passes.
Jennings’ main weakness is his size. At 5’8’’, 185 pounds, I think both Austin and Bryant have a natural advantage over him. Despite his play-making ability in Cover 2, I think the Cowboys are going to test Jennings, especially with Austin on him. Opposite Jennings is a big, physical cornerback in Charles Tillman who has been targeted only five times all season. If he can re-route Bryant at the line, Tony Romo might look Austin’s way and hope we can outmuscle the Bears’ smaller cornerback.
Check out the other two matchups at NBC.