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Cowboys Dominate Jaguars – How it Happened

Football is the ultimate team sport and yesterday’s 40-7 beat down of the Jacksonville Jaguars was a team victory in every sense of the description. The play calling was crisp, varied and creative yet simple in its breakdown. It was based on what the Cowboys do well, a strong running game, play action, read option …

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Scouting Binoculars

On Fandom: Are NFL Fans Finally Seeing the Full Field? Part II

In part one, I made a breezy review of the NFL’s framing patterns, from broadcast in the analog system, where screens had an aspect ratio (width to height) of 4:3.  I showed that centered the ball and the line of scrimmage were the primary patterns. The NFL has had the opportunity to present off-set framings …

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Cowboys, Garrett – Cutting to the Chase

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-3, tied for second in the NFC East, sitting at 9th for the 2019 NFL Draft and after deciding to not go for it on 4th down and 1 on the Texan’s side of the field in overtime that led to the loss for the ‘Boys last week in Houston, coach Jason …

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On Fandom: Is TV Finally Showing NFL Fans an All-22 View?

Sometimes, you don’t understand your own strength.  Other times, you don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it.  In the case of NFL broadcasts, most fans don’t understand what action they’re missing, because they don’t get to see it. I’m going to take a deep dive into the framing of football, the way that …

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Dez Bryant Rehab Drill

When 1+1 = 0 it’s NFL Math

On one hand, you have an NFL club that is currently ranked 29th in passing offense (passing yards per game). On the other hand, you have a 30-year-old former All-Pro WR with over 73 touchdowns and 7459 yards receiving on his resume who is currently looking for work after turning down offers from at least two other …

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Will Andy Reid Find Deliverance with Speed 3.0?

Timing is everything.  For an NFL coach, a lack of personnel cohesion can spell the difference between being good and being a champion.   In 2018, timing may finally be coming together for Andy Reid.  The long-time Eagles and Chiefs coach has built several playoff units, and one Super Bowl squad, with his ‘03 Eagles, …

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Cowboys Course Correct With The Lions Tamed To Good Effect

The Dallas Cowboys were in familiar territory. They were in the midst of trying to overcome their latest round of self-destructive mistakes. They aimed to sprinkle “new wrinkles” to change their on-again, off-again story. They had to find a more consistent way to shift their play calls and execution into gear, closer to the accelerator …

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Cowboys Exit Seattle Flawed And Head Home To Be Pawed, Not Clawed

“Did you see how Chicago made the Seattle Seahawks look like they had no idea what to do on Monday night in week 2?” some prognosticators and fans asked. “Marinelli’s Men – like Fangio’s Fellas’ – are plenty aggressive and oppressive! They, too, should make Seattle’s offense look downright regressive!” some prognosticators and fans proclaimed. …

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NFL Free Agency

The Problem, And Potential Solution, Of The NFL Franchise Tag

Throughout the past few years, NFL contracts have been under increasing scrutiny by players and fans as other professional leagues such as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have been handing out massive guaranteed contracts to their players. The contracts that NFL players receive are not even remotely comparable, especially considering both the …

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Where’s the Giants Pass Rush?

Dear Coach Shurmur, you truly ought to be congratulated. You’ve made some bold moves and they have worked out. Replacing Flowers on the offensive line with Chad Chambers was a risky move, but it paid off. The offensive line came together. Last week you brought defensive lineman Kerry Wynn to the starting spot. That was …

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