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Lack of Cardinals Sacks Could Help Weeden



    Lack of Cardinals Sacks Could Help Weeden
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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Dallas Cowboys passes against the Washington Redskins rushes during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    All we've heard this week is how the Arizona Cardinals' defense is relentless and ruthless with their aggressive blitz schemes and how they're going to have a field day against a Dallas Cowboys team that watched the Redskins torment Tony Romo on Monday night.

    But how about this tidbit: The Cardinals actually have fewer sacks this season than the Cowboys, who have been under the microscope this year for not getting enough sacks. Granted, the Cardinals have played one less game than Dallas, but they have just seven sacks this season compared to Dallas' nine.

    This is big no matter who is under center Sunday for the Cowboys, but we're going to assume here that Tony Romo sits and Brandon Weeden is the guy.

    Let me tell you something about Weeden, the dude can sling the ball all over the field. He has a big-league arm — probably better than Romo's. But he's also a pure pocket passer and can't escape pressure like Romo, so it's going to be key for the Cowboys' offensive line and blitz pickup to contain the Cardinals and keep them off Weeden's (or Romo's) back.