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COWBOYS, IN A WALK
Tex Maule
January 17, 1972
Dallas will win by more than two touchdowns, says the author, who's been known to make similar pronouncements. This time he really means it
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January 17, 1972

Cowboys, In A Walk

Dallas will win by more than two touchdowns, says the author, who's been known to make similar pronouncements. This time he really means it

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How will they do it? By shutting off the Miami running game as they did San Francisco's and Minnesota's. By dumping Griese for losses or forcing him to pass in a hurry as they did to John Brodie. By covering Warfield tenaciously as they did both the 49ers' Gene Washington and the Vikings' Gene Washington, and by stretching the Miami zone defense to the breaking point with Alworth, Hayes and either Ditka or Truax. Their own running backs, behind a superior offensive line, should stagger the Dolphin short defense, making it even easier for Staubach to throw.

And, of course, if he can't throw, Staubach might beat the Dolphins all by himself by running. As slick as Griese is, could he do that?

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