Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line: Run Blocking and Final Grades

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In our initial “Grading the ‘Boys” segment, we analyzed the ability of each lineman to protect the quarterback . A lot of interesting results came from that study, many of which confirmed the notion that the Cowboys’ tackles struggled in pass protection while the interior linemen excelled.
We would expect the tackles’ pass protection numbers to be inferior, of course, because they are facing opposing teams’ best pass-rushers. Flozell Adams in particular was often matched up against the defense’s most dominant sack specialist. Still, we would expect the gap between the positions to be less than that which we observed.
Overall, we assigned the linemen with the following grades in pass protection:
Pass Protection Grades
1.  Andre Gurode:  A
2.  Leonard Davis:  A-
3.  Kyle Kosier:  B+
4.  Doug Free B-
5.  Marc Colombo:  C
6.  Flozell Adams:  D+
Our analysis of the linemen’s run blocking success provided m...

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