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Dallas run ‘D’ has slipped

Posted by Chris Brown on November 12, 2011 – 1:46 pm

After leading the league in run defense for almost the entire month of October Dallas’ defense has been victimized big time the past two weeks.

Through the first six weeks Dallas was giving up just under 70 yards rushing per game (69.7). Only one team had over 100 yards in a game against and New England barely got there in Week 5 (101 yards). The last two weeks it’s been a jail break.

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy sprinted for 185 yards and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch rumbled for 135. Here’s the breakdown of the run defense numbers from the first six weeks for the Cowboys and the last two.

Rush yds per game 
1st 6 - 69.7
last 2 – 200.5

Avg. yds per carry
1st 6 – 3.3
last 2 - 5.9

Attempts per game
1st 6 – 20
last 2 – 34

1st downs allowed rushing
1st 6 – 21
last 2 – 21

Rushing TDs allowed
1st 6 – 2
last 2 – 3 

Tackles for loss vs. run
1st 6 – 28 out of 125 (22.5%)
last 2 – 7 out of 68 (10.2%)


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