Dallas Cowboys Vs. Arizona Cardinals: Five Keys to Victory

December 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals play on Christmas night, as both teams look for a few more positives before the season ends. 
1. Get Skelton in rhythm early: John Skelton isn't going to make many 40-yard throws, so he has to get in rhythm with his receivers for his short passes. The Cowboys run a lot more zone than they used to, so there will be more holes than usual. He just better be careful; if he's not accurate, this could turn into a three interception game. 
2. Let the defense provide a spark: In the last two games, the Cards have scored less than 15 points, so it's fair to say that even with Dallas' poor defense, they won't score much. Therefore, the defense will have to provide a spark for the offense with sacks, big plays and turnovers. 
3. Maintain drives: The Cards are 31st in passing yards and 30th in rushing yards, so they don't have a lot of 80-yard drives. If the Cards can get into third and short situatio...

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