Saturday, August 27, 2011
Cowboys to see Donovan McNabb again
By Todd Archer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tonight’s game at Mall of American Field in Minneapolis will be the closest thing to a regular-season game the Cowboys will play until the opener at the New York Jets, so it is only fitting the Cowboys get to see Donovan McNabb.
The Vikings are McNabb’s third team in three years after spending last season in Washington and the previous 12 in Philadelphia.
McNabb has played 20 games against the Cowboys and has completed 352 of 641 passes for 4,122 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He has a 79.7 passer rating vs. Dallas.
“You see the film and he’s still got the great arm strength,” linebacker Keith Brooking said. “He’s very comfortable in this system. It’s a West Coast system, so, yeah, he’s the real deal.”
The only quarterback DeMarcus Ware has sacked more than McNabb (6.5 times) is Eli Manning of the New York Giants (9).
“When you have a really competitive quarterback that can run and pass it sort of changes the dynamics of how you pass rush,” Ware said. “You can beat the guy but then he’ll take off running. That’s hard to take him down. That’s like a prize once you get him down because it took a little work.”