Silver Star Nation: Keys to a Cowboys Win Over St. Louis

Published 09/22 2013 11:19AM

Updated 09/22 2013 11:23AM

After a recent string of .500 football the Dallas Cowboys are looking to get on a winning streak starting with a victory over the Rams on Sunday. Here's Silver Star Nation's Mickely Spagnola's "Keys to the Game."

The first key is "no mighty Quinn." The Cowboys will have their hands full with Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, who leads the team with four sacks., five quarterback pressures, and eight quarterback hits. The Cowboys must neutralize him, and much of that responsibility will be on left tackle Tyron Smith.

The second key is to run the football more efficiently. Everyone seems to be asking the Cowboys to run the football more. They need to be focused on running the ball for better than the 3.2 yards per carry they've averaged over the first two games.

The last key is for the Cowboys defense to get to the quarterback. The Cowboys must get pressure on Sam Bradford, and do something no NFL team has done so far, sack him.  He leads the team with 651 yards, and is the life blood of the St. Louis offense.

Those are the Silver Star Nation "Keys to the Game."

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