Dallas Cowboys: Three Ways to Slow Down Russell Wilson

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3. Win time of possession

Dallas Cowboys fans are screaming at the screen right now with memories of Garrett haunting them. This was a big thing for Garrett to control the time of possession and not being as aggressive. Ladies and gentlemen, both can be done at the same time.

Winning the time of possession means keeping Wilson off the field because he’s essentially good at doing everything. Dallas has to dictate how the game is going to go and they need to win the time of possession.

Ezekiel Elliott becomes a key piece to this puzzle. The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best running backs in the game and involving him in the offensive gameplan can only mean success on offense.

Prescott is also going to play a key role in this plan. He has the ability to use his legs which opens up the passing game. Playcalling on offense must be aggressive, but smart at the same time.

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Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore can still take shots down the field the first three quarters, but in the fourth quarter, he must do everything he can to keep the ball on offense. Getting out in front quickly only means Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense is playing from behind.

The defense also plays a key role in this strategy. Fans know a lot of points will be on the board. Keeping Seattle out of the endzone is too tough of a challenge, but all the defense needs are at least two drives that consist of less than at least five plays. If the defense can do that, Dallas is walking home at a 2-1 record.

Next. Dallas must embrace the inevitable shootout in Seattle. dark

There’s truly no way of slowing down Wilson’s skillset since he’s so good. The Dallas Cowboys need to find ways to keep him off the field. As long as he spends more time looking at a tablet, that can only mean the Boys are owning the Seahawks in the pacific northwest.