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Cowboys Defense Should Have Big Game Against Green Bay

Defensively the Cowboys might be the biggest test of the season for the Green Bay Packers, who have struggled in recent weeks against  just moderate offenses.  However, what might go overlooked in the media but certainly not to the Packers is this Dallas Cowboys defense.  The Cowboys, who struggled early on to get even a sack never mind a turnover, have been on a roll since; thanks in part to the superior play of Jay Ratliff and DeMarcus Ware who combine for 9 sacks so far this season.

When Dallas has the ball, the Cowboys are going need to continue to spread the ball around like they have done in recent weeks.  If Roy Williams can have the same success this week as he did last week, against a stout Philadelphia defense, it will go a long way with how well the Cowboys will play the entire game.  Being able to get Roy Williams the ball will make it tougher on the opposing defense and make doubling  Miles Austin a not so sure thing.  The Cowboys will need to stay balanced and that means keeping the running game going and using the three pronged attack of Barber, Jones and Choice.  If the Green Bay Packers decide to bring in a corner to cover Jason Witten, which has been considered, that would mean pulling a linebacker out of the game which could fair well in the running attack.

When Green Bay has the ball, the Cowboys defense will need to shine again.  Aaron Rodgers has been sacked a total of 37 times this season, and could give David Carr a run for his money for most times sacked in a single season.  That is where the comparisons stop between Carr and Rodgers though.  Aaron Rodgers despite being sacked so many times has only thrown five interceptions on the season, is completing 63.1% of his passes and boasts the highest QB rating of starting QBs in the leagues with 103.3.

Part of the reason  Rodgers is getting sacked so often though is because he likes the deep ball and will hold on to the ball too long to get the ball to the deep guy.  The Cowboys pass rush needs to make sure Rodgers never gets the time to make that read.  Constant pressure up the middle from Jay Ratliff and from the right from DeMarcus Ware will require Rodgers to make faster reads, but Anthony Spencer might want to step up his game to prevent Aaron Rodgers from stepping out of the pocket towards his side for my time.  Continue coverage success from the CBs can and will help the pass rush, Jenkins and Newman have been solid in their coverage this season and should be capable of keeping Aaron Rodgers at bay if the pass rush isn’t fast enough.

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  2. Well, at least they beat the Raiders on Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, cartman.

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