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Five Cowboys Speciality Plays in ’08

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

These are some plays with which Dallas found success in '08.

Quick Slant—It's no secret that the NFC East likes to blitz. When Jason Garett anticipated the blitz in '08, it was not uncommon for the Cowboys to line up single-back with a receiver in the slot and one tight end. The receivers would run a 1-3 step slant and the tight end would run straight to the flat, while the running back would take on the first defender to make it past the line. Romo would simply throw the ball where the blitzing linebacker used to be. RB Toss—Not to be redundant, but the NFC East is all about blitzing. On blitzing downs, linebackers are often so eager to get to the QB; by the time they see the pulling guard, they...

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