Cowboys vs. Patriots: Week 5 – Five Things

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Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Brandon Weeden

(3) prepares to throw the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

There is a Left Side of the Field – Much has been written that only ten percent of Brandon Weeden’s passes are thrown to the left side. Sure, last week he hit on a deep pass to Brice Butler, but one play isn’t enough. It seems as though teams are figuring out that Weeden has some issues throwing to the left side of the field, for whatever reason, and are they are not only stacking the box, but are shading to the right side.

It is time for Weeden to prove everyone wrong and throw the ball everywhere. This week the Patriots basically said they will give Weeden the same thing every other defense has, like checkdowns, and stacking the box.

It seems like defenses are not only not scared of Weeden, but they seem to dare him to beat them, and he never does.

Dallas head coach Jason Garret said this week this his quarterback looks more comfortable than he has previously going into this game, and if you have to put up points this would be the week to do so. It will be interesting to see if he has indeed adjusted.

Without running back Lance Dunbar, Christine Michael might be asked to play the checkdown roll, which is a different dynamic for Weeden.

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