Debunking the Big Play Myth: Cowboys Will Be Fine on the Ground


Published: October 1, 2009

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... over the Panthers, there is still a general concern that Dallas’ inability to stretch the field will prevent them from being a Super Bowl contender.

Well, I am here to tell you that there are two things wrong with this theory/myth.

First, the notion that Dallas cannot create big plays is not necessarily true. Seriously, was it not two weeks ago when the Cowboys had touchdown plays of 42, 66, and 80 yards? I know it was against a bad Tampa team, but facts are facts. Dallas got big plays from three different receivers and this actually forced the Giants to respect the aerial game and play two deep safeties for the majority of the week two contest.

Second, the Cowboys’ lack of big passing plays against the Giants was not the reason they lost, nor was it the reason they had trouble scoring against the Panthers. Allow me to elaborate.

I have heard a few quotes similar to the following: ...

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