Can The Dallas Cowboys’ Offensive Line Contain Ndamukong Suh?
The big guys upfront rarely make the tabloids, and very rarely do they make the ESPN top 10 playlists for what they do during the day.
The Detroit Lions‘ Ndamukong Suh is not that big guy.
The defensive Suh is a walking fine waiting to happen. Suh plays with the kind of nastiness that defensive line coaches loathe, even though, at times, he has been known to go overboard — for example, stomping on Green Bay Packers‘ offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving. Rookie center Travis Frederick and the rest of the offensive line will have there hands full with the lions defensive line. Suh has a real hot streak that can sometimes get out of hand, but if channeled correctly, can cause tremendous amounts of havoc for an opposing offense.
The Dallas Cowboys‘ offensive line has allowed 16 sacks to opposing teams this year. For a quarterback, the worst kind of pressure is immediate pressure up the middle, typically from a defensive tackle or a blizting linebacker. With both Nick Fairly and Suh sitting right in front of Tony Romo, keeping Romo upright and clean will need to be a priority for the Cowboys today. Fairly and Suh are one of the top defensive line tandems in the league and can make this game a very long one for Romo if they are not contained.
The Cowboys’ offensive lineman will need to keep Suh at bay if they are going to be successful in today’s game. Coming into today’s game, the Cowboys have allowed 26 quarterback hits this season. Suh has shown that he is a loose cannon and has no problem taking a fine for his antics as well. The Cowboys have one of the most explosive offenses in the league, and each drop back has the potential for Romo and Suh to become better acquainted with each other.