New York Giants: 3 Trends To Avoid Against Dallas Cowboys

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Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) breaks a tackle of New York Giants outside linebacker Devon Kennard (59) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

2. Giving Up Big Yards On The Ground

The Giants may not have to stop DeMarco Murray against the Cowboys anymore, but they do have to face the same dominant offensive line that the Cowboys have. In both games in 2014 the Giants gave up 120 rushing yards or more. The Cowboys were able to run at will on the Giants and it set up the defense for disaster.

That’s because when your running back can get four or five yards a pop, it sets up the play-action passing game and opens up the passing lanes because the defense is fired up to stop the run. The Giants defense was on the field a lot in last season’s games against the Cowboys. Once the defense began to wear down the end was near.

It the Giants cannot stop the run they will not be able to beat the Cowboys. The running game is the lifeblood of the offense in Dallas. It gives Tony Romo the support he needs to play under control at the quarterback position. The Giants have got to stop the run or they will get an all to familiar result.

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