Grading The Dallas Cowboys’ Offensive Line: Pass Protection

February 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cowboys' line is a massive wall of human flesh–one of the largest in the league.  The group is composed of five veterans who have great experience playing with one another.
Without looking at any numbers, we know that the ‘Boys line provided some of the biggest running lanes in the NFL. Their size and power made it rather easy, relatively speaking, to drive opponents off the ball.
From time to time, however, the group struggled in pass protection. You can’t have it all, and overall they are an above-average line. Still, providing better pass protection for Romo is essential to the Cowboys’ success. In Minnesota during the playoffs, you saw how poor pass protection can affect an entire offense’s rhythm and productivity.
There are some misconceptions about which linemen are the Cowboys’ most dominant.  I believe the film doesn’t lie, and the numbers that are garnered from the tape are proof of that. Take a look at the numbers I obtained from my...

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