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Observations From Dallas win Over Seattle

The Cowboys played their most complete game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks today and the scoreboard reflected that with the final score of 38-17.   The Cowboys were able to get sacks on the Quarterback, cause fumbles and recover them, and score on Special Teams and by both running and passing the ball.    Perhaps the best part of the game was the fact that the Cowboys only got five penalties in the game and Romo didn’t throw a single interception.  With that said, here are some of my observations.

While Miles Austin did not put up 100 plus yards receiving this week, he is still proving his worth as a number one guy for Romo.  He now has a TD in three straight games.  He also proved his versatility with an 11 yrd run, and you can go ahead and add that to his total yardage after catching 5 passes for 61 yards.  Perhaps the biggest contribution he provided this week was pulling extra attention in his direction and allowing Romo to target 9 other receivers which helped Romo amass a total of 256 yards passing.

Roy  Williams and Tony Romo are still having problems getting on the same page and often times it looked like the two were making different reads.  It’s hard to say for sure if Romo is just throwing really bad throws or if Williams is simply just running the wrong routes, but having watched Romo key in on everyone else nearly flawlessly, I’m going to say Williams might need to work more on his routes.  Williams did show his talent when he dived into the end zone for a TD, that was reviewed and upheld, but clearly a long way from being a top wideout for the team.

Tony Romo has been playing lights out the past three weeks having not thrown a single interception in those games, and that might be a good sign that he’s turning a corner in his play.  Hitting 10 targets for 256 yards and three touchdowns is evidence that he’s seeing the whole field.  Even Kevin Ogletree was able to get on the stat sheet for the first time this season with his first catch for a gain of 19 yards.  All and all none of the receivers out shined the QB in today’s game.

The Dallas defense may go largely unnoticed in all of this, but they proved once again they are a force to be reckoned with.  The Defense was able to sack Matt Hasselbeck three times, and that doesn’t count the number of hurries and the number of times Matt found himself on his back.  The defense didn’t get a single interception but caused and recovered two fumbles at key points in the game and was a major factor why the Seahawks only were able to score 17 points.

Patrick Crayton wanted another chance to be on the highlight reels this week, and he got it with an 82 yard punt return for  a Touchdown.  Davud Buehler managed to kick the ball into the end zone 7 out of 7 times, and four of those were kneel downed for a touchback.  The only down side on Special Team’s performance was Nick Folk missing his second field goal this season, he would make up for it by kicking a 40 yarder later.

It finally looks like Dallas is rolling on all cylinders and they are going to need to continue that as next week they will need to play flawless once again to beat the Eagles, and avenge their poor performance to end last season.  Playing Philly in Philadelphia should prove to be a tougher match up then Seattle at home.


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One Response to “Observations From Dallas win Over Seattle”

  1. dan says:

    WHAT ???? NO AMERICAN FLAG AT NEW STADIUM COUNT ME AS X-COWBOY FAN

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