The Dallas Cowboys aren’t going to cut off a good chunk of the field in order to stay away from Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman when the teams meet on Sunday, head coach Jason Garrett said this week.
“If you go into that game with these guys, you wouldn’t really snap the ball,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “They have good players outside. They have good linebackers. They have good rushers. The free safety is fantastic. We have to go play. We have a healthy respect for their team. All you have to do is put in the tape, but we have to do what we do.”
Of course, it helps that the Cowboys have Dez Bryant on their side. Even though Sherman usually patrols one side of the field rather than being assigned a particular receiver, we’d imagine we’ll see a lot of the Bryant-Sherman matchup in Seattle on Sunday.
“Dez has always been explosive and dynamic from minute one since he’s been here, but he’s also matured as a route runner,” Garrett said. “He’s matured in the inventory of routes he can run. Patience during a game--he’s getting a lot of attention from defenses--is also an important part of his maturity because it allows him to play well throughout games. He’s going to get the best guy or some type of double coverage and the guys that handle it the best and keep playing are typically the best receivers in the league.”
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