With the Steelers coming off a huge win over the Patriots (33-10) I expect to see some good old-fashioned smash mouth football next Sunday. The Steelers love to run the football, Parker and Moore both averaged over 5 yards per carry against the Pats and I expect to see a heavy dose of both of these backs when the Cowboys come to town. The Steelers offense is very balanced and they have many weapons to worry about. The Cowboys will have to keep an eye on Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes, both of these veteran receivers have the ability to stretch a play at anytime. One of Big Head Ben’s favorite targets this week was Heath Miller, who is slowly becoming a dominate Tight End in the NFL. Miller had 4 rec. for 60 yards, ya that’s an avg. of 15 yards per catch. I think the Boys match up well in all areas with the Steelers and it should be a battle on what is probably the sloppiest field in the league.
We lucked out this week when the MRI’s on Barber and D-Ware both came back negative. These two are absolute key players when facing a team like Pittsburgh. D-Ware and the front line of the defense MUST get pressure on Big Head Ben, for a fat ass he really can move around and make things happen.
Marion might be even more important to the Cowboys this week. The Steelers defense is great against the run, so you need a RB who is not afraid to hit someone in the mouth and at the same time get hit. I am very excited about this game, both teams love to play physical and that is always good for viewing purposes.