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Vikings Cowboys: 10 key matchups

The Cowboys have a lot of star power on there team, and that could lead to a lot of mismatches. Here are some matchups to keep an eye on.

WHEN MINNESOTA HAS THE BALL:
1st matchup

Phil Loadholt vs. Anthony Spencer: This matchup seems certain to give the Vikings problems, Loadholt has had trouble with smaller, more athletic pass rushers, and Spencer has been playing lights out recently. Assuming Loadholt can't hold the fort, that makes this next matchup more important. Because you can put a back on one guy, but after that you're in trouble.

2nd matchup

Mckinnie vs Demarcus Ware: Heres where i can see a Panthers game repeat, Favre can escape pressure, but if Ware and Spencer are coming in the game is as good as done. This is the biggest matchup of the night. Also, if we lose and the next day we hear about Mckinnie tipping off  a pass to the cowboys with his lazy stance, I might kill him.

3rd matchup

A chance for a Vikings exploit
Percy Harvin vs. Orlando Scandrick/safeties: Harvin when healthy has the ability to create mismatches all night long.  And hopefully, we will see a healthy Harvin Sunday. Safety is a weakness for Dallas, so if we can catch them with their nickel out, we need to take a chance.

4th matchup

Sully vs. Jay Ratliff: Sorry about all the o line worries, but theres reason for concern. By the way, can someone tell me how Sully has done this year, im not the best talent evaulater for Centers, anyone tell me something.

5th matchup Shank vs. Ken Hamlin?: I see shank as the game breaker, as soon as the pressure comes around Favre, the ball will come out quick to Shank for 8 and 9 yard gains that break a defenses spirit. We may even be able to control there blitzes with enough quick hits to Visanthe.

 

Cowboys ball
1st matchup

Jared Allen vs. Flozell Adams: 34 year old flozell should have his fair share of problems with the younger, quicker, more athletic Allen. Especially with the crowd noise in the Dome, Flo will be a split second behind with his reactions, just enough for Allen to get around the end

2nd matchup

Antoine Winfield vs. Miles Austin: At first glance, this looks aweful, a big play threat against a gimpy old CB. But most of Austins big plays involved 10-15 yard curl, and a missed tackle. If theres one thing that 'Toine can still do, its stick guys in the open field.

3rd matchup

Roy Williams vs. Ced Griffin: Has anyone else noticed that Griffen is a lot like an Asante Samuel type, he goes for the big play but gets burnt deep a lot, Griffen has me worried, i don't know what Roy williams will show up either. The one against Philly scared me a little bit.

4th matchup

Ray Edwards vs. Marc Colombo: Has anyone noticed Rays sacks come in bunches, if we get one of those bunches against the Cows, it takes pressure off Jared and prevents double teams.

5th matchup

Our F 'in  safeties vs a deep ball: Its not easy playing 11 on 9 on passing downs is it?


This is the type of game where whoever gets the lead first, controls everything.

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