Cowboys – Week 7 Five Things

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Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy (76) gets a hold of New England Patriots quarterback

Tom Brady

(12) for an incomplete pass at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

For years tackling has been an issue for the Cowboys, it is time for that to change.

The last few games have been painful to watch as the Cowboys seemingly whiffed on tackles over and over again. It didn’t matter if it was the receiver or running back, the tackling has been poor. The Giants have multiple players that can hurt a team if they get into the open field. Stopping the bleeding of a three game losing streak, starts with tackling better.

The Giants have an improved running game as of late, but much of that has been yards after contact. If the Cowboys can wrap up early, they could neutralize the run. The Cowboys can then generate plays by trying to strip the ball from frustrated ball-carriers. Fumbles are an issue for the Giants and the Cowboys need to capitalize.

In recent weeks, the Cowboys defenders have been doing trying to knock the ball out first and wrapping up second. They need to stop the run first, then try to create turnovers.

Tackling will be a huge part to this game but the Cowboys have a healthy defense to get it done.  Without Tony Romo at quarterback, much of the game will fall on the shoulders of the defense. Holding the Giants on third downs will be vital in winning the field position battle.

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