Sometimes the Cowboys can really leaving me scratching my head when it comes to some of their moves, but today what perplexed me the most was their “non-move”.
How in the world did the Cowboys allow Ty Law to go to the Jets… or anyone else for that matter?
Just last week, in an attempt to bolster their secondary in advance of their big matchup with the Cowboys, the Redskins signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Hall is a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback and a five-year NFL veteran, who adds significant depth to the Redskins’ secondary. He is regarded as a strong cover corner whose speed and athleticism can match the best receivers in the league. The move was intended to shut down T.O. and the newly acquired Roy Williams with a secondary that now features two of the best coverage defenders in the NFL.
The Redskins are totally pumped for the game… are the Cowboys?
Not too long ago I posted a blog about why the Cowboys needed to go out and sign free agent cornerback Ty Law and cut all ties with Adam Pacman Jones so they could fit him under the cap.
On Monday, the five-time Pro Bowl cornerback agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Jets after sitting out the first 10 weeks of the season as a free agent.
What a missed opportunity for the Cowboys!
Even with the return of Tony Romo, his ability to move the ball downfield against the Redskins has now been considerably weakened.
So what, you say. We’ll beat them with Marion Barber…
Think again, my friends…
As quoted from the Redskins website:
Marion Barber has been a beast at times in his brief NFL career, but rarely against the Redskins. Even when he was tearing up the rest of the league a year ago, the Redskins held him in check.
Barber faced the Skins in September and had what has been his lowest output of the season with eight carries for 26 yards. Against the Redskins in the last regular-season game last year, Barber ran six times for minus-6 yards, his lowest output of 2007 (he ran 15 times for 43 yards – 2.9 per carry) in the other meeting in 2007.
So in his last three games against the Skins, Barber has rushed 29 times for 63 yards, 2.17 yards per carry. That’s shutting him down, totally.
If it’s one thing I hate more than a bad move… it’s a bad non-move.