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What are your keys for Giants win vs. Cowboys

JoefromPa : 9/4/2013 11:45 am
Unlike mnay of you, my respect for Romno as a quarterback makes this one of the games I fear most on the schedule. In the past the Giants have been winning by out scoring them.

I am skeptical that at this point in time the Giants are ready to win another shoot-out down there. Consequently my key is better play by the defense, specifically the defensive tackles.

It is my opinion that pressure from the middle of the line is essential in keeping Romo from having another big day against the Giants defense.
Not do anything stupid  
Mike in NY : 9/4/2013 11:46 am : link
That puts the game in the hands of Referee Tony Corrente and his crew
Score at least 1 more point  
Headhunter : 9/4/2013 11:47 am : link
than the Cowboys
Pressure on Romo  
pjcas18 : 9/4/2013 11:49 am : link
while he's good under pressure and slippery in the pocket, he's also mistake prone and sackable.

control the lines of scrimmage

do those two things = W.

You give Romo time, Dez, Witten, and Austin will have a field day (another field day). I wonder if Witten breaks his 17 reception mark from last year or whatever it was.
Same goal as it was before the preseason....  
dep026 : 9/4/2013 11:50 am : link
Keep reminding Dez Bryant that he must reach his hand  
GiantBlue : 9/4/2013 11:54 am : link
out of the endzone when making any catches "in" the endzone!

Also, remind Romo that all of his receivers are .7 seconds faster than they really are so he can keep overthrowing them in key situations.

Keeping our offense on the field  
AnyoneButPhilly : 9/4/2013 11:54 am : link
We have so many home run threats its going to be hard to keep romo on the sidelines and our defense fresh
AnishPatel : 9/4/2013 11:56 am : link
The defense has to get to Romo. I hope we utilize all our various fronts for this 1st game. Go with the 4 aces, big front, and then 34 front. I want our blitzes to get home and really put pressure on their OL. Stop Murray is something that has to be done. I think we can win this game their again. I want to see Romo under duress all night long.
M.S. : 9/4/2013 11:56 am : link
Giants D Line needs  
Motley Blue : 9/4/2013 11:57 am : link
to establish dominance early. Can't let Romo get comfortable.
Motley, for that,  
barens : 9/4/2013 12:01 pm : link
We need a healthy JPP. I'm not sure we're going to get that.
Our OL & Our Secondary  
Giantology : 9/4/2013 12:04 pm : link
Can we get the ground game going and keep Eli upright to give him time to pick the Boys apart?

Can the secondary hold up in coverage against Bryant, Austin, and Witten?
Run the ball  
PEEJ : 9/4/2013 12:05 pm : link
stop the run.
Score TDs, not field goals  
jlukes : 9/4/2013 12:25 pm : link
Press the Cowboys WRs to allow our D-line time to actually generate a pass rush.

My God, if Dez Bryant and Miles Austin start catching quick slants on us and Fewell continues to play the CBs off, it is going to be a loooooooooooooooong season
"Giants have been winning by out scoring them."  
Gman11 : 9/4/2013 12:28 pm : link
That's because if you don't score more points then them you lose 100% of the time.

As others have mentioned they need to get TDs and not FGs when in the red zone.
Offense Offense Offense  
bradshaw44 : 9/4/2013 12:36 pm : link
Keep the D off the field. They terrify me. Hope they prove me wrong.

But our O needs to be clicking on all cylinders.
If the Giants can take away the run  
PEEJ : 9/4/2013 12:42 pm : link
or get a lead, I like the DL's chances vs the Cowboy's OL
IMO the key to the Giants' offense is a healthy Hynoski  
Marty in Albany : 9/4/2013 12:44 pm : link
as usual  
djm : 9/4/2013 12:50 pm : link
the game will most likely come down to about 4-5 plays in the second half.

Pass rush is key
For the Gmen to win  
mrvax : 9/4/2013 12:53 pm : link
they do have to put enough constant pressure on Romo that he gets flustered/frustrated/pissed off.
Despite getting the W, that second game in DAL last yr was rough..  
Matt G : 9/4/2013 12:56 pm : link
DEF pretty much handed a blowout to the offense on a silver platter and they kept settling for FGs...

Hopefully Eli shakes his preseason funk and gets himself going... He tends to play well in DAL, but his footwork hasn't been great thus far... Don't think there was any coincidence that he had his best season (2011) when his footwork was top notch... His ability to slide within the pocket to buy that extra half second and then deliver the ball accurately made a huge difference in his play that year... And I realize having Cordle and Diehl in there playing the role of the turnstile and the matador didnt help his play in the preseason...
Hakeem Nicks  
BlueLou : 9/4/2013 12:57 pm : link
needs to play like he's in a contract year.

Hakeem Nicks  
BlueLou : 9/4/2013 12:57 pm : link
needs to play like he's in a contract year.

BlueLou : 9/4/2013 12:58 pm : link
I am actually  
AnishPatel : 9/4/2013 1:04 pm : link
interested in seeing this 34 front. If they can be effective early on, then Romo will be on his heels with our various fronts.

Red zone chances have to yield TDs and not FGs. No more FG fest 2013!
We had these  
giantgiantfan : 9/4/2013 1:06 pm : link
guys in our opener last year until our CBs started dropping like flies at that no name fuck of a #3 WR started handling a CB who is not in the NFL any longer. Our depth this year at CB is Webster, Prince, Ross, Thomas, No name fuck. As long as that 5th CB doesn't have to move up to 3 I feel good about this.
Scratch that  
giantgiantfan : 9/4/2013 1:07 pm : link
we have Hosely, do we have a 6th CB? I don't care, I don't want to see him on the field.
AcidTest : 9/4/2013 1:09 pm : link
the lines of scrimmage. The Cowboys are really hurting on both lines. It keeps Romo and company off the field. I fear they may torch our secondary, and that Witten will simply kill our LBs.
My keys  
Reale01 : 9/4/2013 1:15 pm : link
Pressure Romo protect Eli. Red zone TDs. No blown coverages. Win turnover battle
agree about Nicks 100%  
dangerousrappingfrog : 9/4/2013 1:23 pm : link
OL needs to protect Eli and run block effectively.

DL needs to get some pressure to help take the strain off the secondary.

Offense needs to be put some nice drives together to keep Dal off the field and win the field position battle.
stretch234 : 9/4/2013 1:24 pm : link
Lines of scrimmage. The Giants DT should do very well against the Dallas interior. That helps the DE. JPP demolished T. Smith twice last year.

Pressure Romo - he then has to throw short. I do not care how many passes Witten catches (The Giants did win that game) as long as it keeps Bryant & Austin from gaining chunks of yardage. The long plays are what always worry me against Dallas

My keys  
Reale01 : 9/4/2013 1:33 pm : link
Pressure Romo protect Eli. Red zone TDs. No blown coverages. Win turnover battle
Rob_MTL : 9/4/2013 4:02 pm : link

The Cowboys are implementing a 4-3 tampa 2. The the tampa 2 principles are a zone defense, keeping offensive players in front and rallying to the ball.
2 deep (safeties) deep halves
5 under (two corners rerouting receivers inside) and (three linebackers hook - middle)
rush 4 dline

NY Giants on offense:

Giants running the ball
DT-Ratliff and LE-Spencer are both out. So running the ball inside and to the right should yield some decent yardage. keep pounding the rock. Staying away from the left side and Ware should be a priority. I know NYG like to run to the strong side side. Maybe the Giants should run away from Myers.

Giants passing the ball
Avoiding the jam cannot be overstated. Cruz can do this with his quickness and Nicks can with power. If we can get their mlb Lee to bite on a play-action the deep post should be available to Myers or to Cruz in a twins formation. The Cowboys safeties don't impress me one bit. Eli is going to have all day to connect on the deep stuff.

JoefromPa : 9/4/2013 4:18 pm : link
Unlike many other attempts, your response is actually witty, funny, and revealing.

who covers witten?  
GIANTS128 : 9/4/2013 7:43 pm : link
That right there could be the deciding factor
No offensive turnovers  
Steve in South Jersey : 9/4/2013 10:01 pm : link
very few offensive penalties, none of which have impact on a lost play.
Don't let Witten catch 15 passes  
RobCarpenter : 9/4/2013 10:07 pm : link
And learn how to cover a slant pattern.
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