The big jump here was Jared Cook. Last week, Cook went down to less than two-thirds of the offensive work. This week, the Rams were much more pass-happy preferring to keep Cook in to take advantage of the Cowboys' weakness with tight ends.
Another big change was that Benny Cunningham picked up much of Zac Stacy's time yesterday. He was out briefly with an injury, but was able to finish the game. We'll see if we get an answer on it before we start the Octet of Pain.
And hey, Trey Watts!
The only real change here was the introduction of LaMarcus Joyner in place of Brandon McGee who was out injured.
I figure this is as good of a place as any to wonder if the three-man fronts don't need to disappear a bit. I know Gregg Williams is a huge proponent of the "ruby" shell since it allows him to get wacky on the blitz calls, but that's a ton of rotation on the D-line. I can't help but wonder if that's part of the reason the line is underperforming. Just like the question of whether Zac Stacy needs more carries to get in a groove, I wonder if toying with the D-line formations and personnel is making it tough for them to get into their groove and get comfortable with the linemen they're trying to beat.
Watts and Bayer thrown into the fire this week. Let's hope it pays dividends the rest of the season.
Anything stand out from the personnel? Would you have liked to have seen someone get more PT?