Dallas Cowboys Vs. Houston Texans: Recap, What We Learned About Dallas

August 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I gave you 12 things to watch in the Cowboys vs. Texans game.  Here is what we learned. . .
1. Can Tony Romo get back on track?  Will he be able to play better against the blitz?
While the Cowboys played a very basic, “vanilla” offense, the Texans blitzed more than any team I have ever seen in a preseason game.  Romo was in the contest for 30 plays and Houston brought extra pressure on an insane 20 of them (66.7 percent).  That would be a large percentage for a regular season game, much less an exhibition against a team you face “for real” in a few weeks.
Of those 20 Houston blitzes, Romo threw 12 times, completing eight (66.7 percent) for 80 yards (6.67 yards-per-attempt).  Romo missed a few open receivers, although I credited him with only two passes that were truly “off-target.”
Romo will be the first to tell you the entire offense must improve, and that starts with him.
2. Will any of t...

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