Dallas Cowboys Preseason Week One: Final Film Study Observations

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I’ve already posted initial postgame notes and 19 things we learned about the Cowboys after their first preseason game.  Below is a collection of post-film study thoughts.  Check back later for final player grades.
The playcalling was obviously very bland on Sunday night.  The Cowboys used only four different personnel packages.  They lined up with base personnel (TE, two WR, FB, RB) on 31 plays.  In comparison, they lined up with base personnel just 74 times all of last season (4.6 times per game). Like I stated in my article on what we learned about the Cowboys, the offense lined up in the infamous “Double Tight Strong” formation just three times, but ran a strong side dive all three plays. Dallas lined up in “I-Formation” (or a very close variation of it, such as “Strong” or “Weak”) on 30 plays against the Bengals.  In comparison, they did that just 116 times ...

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