Sunday, November 13, 2011
How you feeling? Cowboys-Bills
By Dan Graziano
As you get ready for this afternoon's home game against the Buffalo Bills, here's one reason for Dallas Cowboys fans to feel good and one reason for concern:
Feeling good: Tony Romo should have time to work. The Bills have not been very good at pressuring quarterbacks this year. They have just 15 sacks, 10 of which came in one game against the Redskins. Romo is very dangerous when he has time to throw, and even with Miles Austin out with a hamstring injury he still has Dez Bryant and plenty of other passing-game weapons at his disposal. Expect him to throw Jason Witten's way a lot, as the Bills also have shown a tendency to be victimized by tight ends. And don't underestimate Laurent Robinson as a competent Austin replacement. He's looked very comfortable in the Dallas offense, and Romo looks comfortable with him.
Cause for concern: There's a whole bunch of film from the past couple of weeks on how to gain big yards against the Cowboys in the run game. Buffalo running back Fred Jackson is one of the best backs in the league -- third in rush yards and second in total yards from scrimmage this season. And if Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee is out again or unable to be as effective as he was earlier in the season due to his dislocated wrist, Dallas is going to have to find some new way of containing Jackson.