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Dallas & Echavaria Back on Track

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by CaptMoe, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. CaptMoe

    CaptMoe Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    After 2 dismal back-to-back outings, the Dallas Cowboys returned to their roots and followed a simple game plan. The result was pretty similar to weeks 1 & 2 as QB J. Echavaria avoided the costly turnovers while completing 94% of his passes. He also displayed confidence in his OL. With the Steelers deploying an amoeba defense at times, Echavaria took what they were giving him. And no one was happier than D. Murray, who rushed thru that defense for 150yds and 5 TDs.
    But the play that really turned things around was a sack/strip by D. Ware late in the first half. The fumble was recovered by J. Hatcher. And though Dallas could not convert it into 7pts, the Fg gave them a 24-7 lead. That play seemed to deflate the Steelers as they could not sustain drives in the 2nd half, the WRs suffering a bad case of the drops, all of them on critical 3rd downs. Had they hung on to those passes, they would've converted and kept those drives going. As a result, the offense could not do anything until it was too late. Big Ben taking advantage of casual safety play and burning the secondary for 2 TDs to make it respectable.

    For the Cowboys, despite not throwing for any TDs, the coaching staff was happy with the QB play. "So far this season, we've seen way more good than bad from Jimmy" said the GM. "Despite throwing 10 INTs in the last 2 games, a bad QB doesn't come back and complete over 90% of his passes the next time out." This is the 2nd game where Echavaria has completed over 90% of his passes, having completed 93% in week 1. When he's on his game, he has shown he is hard to stop. The question is, how long before teams figure him out?

    Stay tuned as Dallas travels to Carolina to face the 2-2 Panthers...
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  2. Michael Overman

    Michael Overman Walk On

    Jul 31, 2012
    d.Murray had 5 touchdowns...hello ice bath

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