Thursday, September 29, 2011
Suh a big challenge for the Cowboys
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING --Shotgun snaps aside, the Cowboys have a major challenge Sunday afternoon in taking on the Detroit Lions.
The Lions front four is probably the best unit the Cowboys have faced this season. It's led by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and aided by defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch.
Suh, the second overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft, led all rookies last year with 10 sacks and 66 tackles.
"He finishes his plays that's a big reason why he's so successful," guard Bill Nagy said. "When you turn on the tape, athletic powerful all that stuff a good challenge for our offensive line for sure."
The Cowboys are used to double-teaming defensive tackles and nose guards, because it's what you do in the NFL. But the Lions have been very good up front. The Lions have allowed just one rushing touchdown this season and held Minnesota's Adrian Peterson to just eight rushing yards in the second half of last week's overtime victory.
"I'm sure they're certain things were going to do," Nagy said of how the Cowboys might defend Suh. "How many guys are on him? He's a good player."