Sunday, March 3, 2013

The 2013 Dallas Cowboys

Jason Garret is on the hot seat with GM/owner Jerry Jones. The Cowboys seem to have found their defensive master in 70-year old Monte Kiffin. Kiffin's D has been the brightest part of the Texas star this season. The 'Boys offense has been relatively good. Jones and co. have finally resulted that running the ball is a vital part of an offense. 
                The offense, led by quarterback Tony Romo, is in a good position this far into the season. Romo has done a good job throwing the ball this season which was a very important part in the Cowboys' week 1 win over division rivals New York Giants. Dez Bryant has emerged as a top receiver for the ‘Boys and has been a top target for Romo so far. Austin has also been getting a lot of passes thrown his way, but he has not been his usual reliable self. He has been dropping easy catches. If Austin can return to his former form, the Cowboys passing game will excel. Dwayne Harris is supposedly Dallas's next star receiver. He features in remarkable speed and made a spectacular touchdown catch against the St. Louis Rams. DeMarco Murray is back from injury and as effective as ever. Murray now will team up with youngster Lance Dunbar in the backfield. Dunbar was a third-string two years ago and did not have a lot of playing time especially with new found diamond DeMarco Murray and veteran Felix Jones dominating the running game. However, last season, due to injuries to both Murray and Jones, Dunbar got his chance to shine. He did just that. He electrified defenses with his stunning speed. However, now that Murray is back, Dunbar will only get snaps when he needs a break or they need a speed back. Jason Witten and James Hanna will be a powerful tight end duo and will make big targets for Tony Romo.
                The defense is soaring with Kiffin's new defensive installment. Cornerbacks Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick, and Morris Claiborne are being relied on more than ever to cover their receivers more tightly so that the aggressive Cowboy's D can rush the quarterback with a nice amount of players. Claiborne and Carr have lived up to the hype shutting-down opponent receivers. Scandrick, however, has been a quality player so far, but is not yet on the same level as Carr and Claiborne. Last season, all starting linebackers were injured. Now that Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, and Justin Durant are all back and healthy they have made a huge impact in this doomsday D. The defensive line, now anchored by DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher, is definitely getting pressure on the quarterback. Against St. Louis they had at least 6 sacks. J.J. Wilcox and Danny McCray have been chosen as the team's two starting safeties. They have done a wonderful job at covering receivers and stopping the run. Wilcox especially. He suspected as one of the worse players on the Cowboys roster coming into the season. But now, he is a 4 star starter. McCray is also helping the Cowboys win with a few great plays of his own. Look for the Cowboys to make a huge impact this season and win their division with a record of at least 10 wins.

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