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By Jonathan Bales

Cowboys vs Saints: Offensive Game Plan for Dallas

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I posted a four-point offensive game plan for the Cowboys against the Saints in Week 16.

Attack the Saints over the middle.

Free safety Malcolm Jenkins was just lost for the season and replaced by Isa Abdul-Quddus. Paired with Roman Harper, the Saints may very well possess the worst starting safety duo in the NFL. Harper—who the Saints could very well use to cover Witten—has allowed 9.98 YPA on 62 targets this year.

Use DeMarco Murray as needed.

The Saints’ run defense is poor. Harper helps out by lining up within eight yards of the line on nearly half of his snaps, but New Orleans has still allowed 5.0 YPC this year—second-worst in the league. The Cowboys don’t necessarily need to run the ball often early on, but they shouldn’t have any trouble getting Murray going when they need it.

Check out the whole game plan at NBC.

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