What’s at the Root of New York Giants Running Back David Wilson’s Fumbling?

September 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Through Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season, New York Giants starting running back David Wilson has 78 regular-season rushing attempts for 377 yards and three fumbles. That comes down to one fumble for every 26 carries.
While that's probably not enough evidence to label Wilson as a chronic fumbler, the fact that he had two fumbles in one game is concerning. Also worth noting is that all three of Wilson's fumbles have come against the Dallas Cowboys.
The question that needs to be asked is this: Is it something the Cowboys are doing against Wilson, or is it something Wilson is—or isn't—doing that is at the root of his three rather embarrassing fumbles, all of which have come in prime-time games?
Let's take a look.
Fumble Number 1: September 5, 2012
Wilson, the Giants' promising first-round draft pick from that year is inserted into the game with 6:43 in the first quarter on a 2nd-and-8 from the Cowboys 29.
The coaches are brimming with hope...

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