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By Jonathan Bales

Cowboys-Eagles Week 10 Film Study Notes

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At NBC, I broke down some of my film study observations from the Cowboys’ Week 10 win in Philly:

  • One of the reasons the Cowboys’ backs were able to find some success on the ground is that we saw some surprising creativity in the running game, especially early. On the first drive alone, Jason Garrett called a fake toss-fullback dive, toss, counter, and draw. The ‘Boys rushed eight times on that initial series for 47 yards (5.88 YPC).
  • The Cowboys showed playaction four times on the day—just a bit more than their average. Tony Romo completed only two of those four passes for two total yards. One of the looks was a screen to Jason Witten that didn’t look right from the start, and on another Romo simply missed Miles Austin downfield. Remember, of the league’s 32 starting quarterbacks, 29 have a higher YPA on playaction than straight dropbacks, so it would behoove Garrett to continue to dial the up despite the lack of success against Philadelphia.

Read the rest at NBC.

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