Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) catches pass in front of New York Giants strong safety Antrel Rolle (26) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Dallas Cowboys defeat the New York Giants 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
Covering Jason Witten
For the last 12 years Jason Witten has been a Giant killer. He consistently gets open and frequently makes catch after catch for first downs. Though Dallas has a serious weapon in wide receiver Dez Bryant, it is Witten who causes the biggest headache for the Giants defense. It will be up to either J.T Thomas, Jonathan Casillas, or rookie Landon Collins to keep Witten covered and prevent him from making big plays.
Both Thomas and Casillas have excellent speed at their position and cover pretty well. Collins is a rookie who will be given a great test in his first NFL game. Witten uses his body to position himself properly when he is going for a catch and it is imperative that they can limit his production.
Witten is a future hall of famer, the Giants can’t let him play like one. He opens up so much for that offense. His ability to block and catch make him a true dual threat. If he is allowed to run open all day and clear out zones the Giants will be in trouble.
If the can keep him quiet the Giants will significantly add to their chances of victory.