Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cowboys plan for Bush same as McCoy
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Last week the Dallas Cowboys had a simple game plan for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy: contain and corral.
The plan remains the same this week for Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush.
“They can get outside really quick,” defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said. “They can hit the hole really quick. They both have good hands. They both play on third downs. Very similar.”
The Cowboys limited McCoy to 55 yards rushing on 18 carries and caught six passes for 26 yards.
Bush leads the Lions with 426 yards on 98 rushes with one touchdown. He has caught 23 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns.
“They both fall into the same category of shifty and elusive running backs coming out of the backfield,” linebacker Bruce Carter said. “They move just as quick as wide receivers, so you really have to be tuned into your keys and really stay on top of your technique because if you don’t you can be exposed.”