The Cowboys might have been holding their breath, not
knowing what to expect from left guard Ronald Leary and center Travis Frederick
on Sunday night.
They were each making their first NFL starts, and against a
formidable defensive line in the New York Giants.
But coach Jason Garrett was breathing easier Monday as he
talked about the effort of the young linemen over 74 snaps in the 36-31
“We looked at a lot of plays in evaluating that game, and
there are a lot of areas for everybody to improve upon. But for Travis to play
his first game in the NFL, I thought he did a really nice job,” Garrett said. “And
really for Ron Leary to be in the same situation, even though he has another
year under his belt, for those guys to go out and hold up against that front
was pretty good.”
The line did not allow any sacks until the fourth quarter,
although quarterback Tony Romo was hit twice before that, including once so
severely that he had to leave the game. And the Cowboys ran for 87 yards,
largely behind the left side manned by tackle Tyron Smith and Leary.
Leary had one penalty,cheap authentic nfl jerseys,U.S. Men’s Soccer team beats Mexico 2, for holding. Smith had two penalties,
for holding and a false start. Frederick
had no penalties, and his only visible mistake was a fumbled snap that Romo had
to fall on.
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in pass protection,Cheap Joe Flacco Jersey,” Garrett said. “Those guys for years have made a living
just pushing the pocket and making the quarterback feel uncomfortable with
people in their face. I thought those guys anchored down pretty well and fought
those guys fairly well throughout the game.”
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