Cowboys – Week 7 Five Things

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Sep 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants quarterback

Eli Manning

(10) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys

Tyrone Crawford

(98) defensive end Jeremy Crawford (92) and defensive tackle

Nick Hayden

(96) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants go, as their quarterback goes. Getting to him has proved to be a solution for winning in the past and should be in the future as well.

New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning, has always worn his emotions on his sleeve. If you have watched any Giants game you can tell just what he is feeling by the look on his face. When he is disappointed or upset his game is affected. As he goes, so do the New York Giants.

Pressure on Eli is only one part of the puzzle. The secondary has to make him start questioning his throws through knockdowns and interceptions. When Manning throws an interception, he is more likely to throw another. He doesn’t have the best mobility, so he is more likely to try to press throws into a window than take off and run when there is pressure.

With the defense is healthy, expect Rod Marinelli to get creative with his new-found toys. Without film available for a fully healthy Cowboys defense, Marinelli should be able to confuse the Giants early. Once Manning is rattled, the Giants lose their edge and start to collapse. A fast start is important for the Cowboys.  If Manning gets into a rhythm, he has the ability to damage a team.

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