Cowboys Rated 3rd in the NFC East on Madden 10

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If you are into Madden at all, EA Sports has posted a preview of every team for Madden 10 (i.e., the 2009 season). The Cowboys have an overall rating of 85, which is behind the Giants (89 overall) and Eagles (88 overall). The Redskins have a 79 overall rating. Besides the Giants and Eagles, the only NFC team rated higher than Dallas is Arizona (86 overall).

The best player on the Cowboys is no surprise. DeMarcus Ware has a rating of 98, making him one  of the best defensive players in the game. Jason Witten is also rated high with a 97 overall rating.

Here are the top 12:

DeMarcus Ware (OLB): 98
Jason Witten (TE): 97
Mat McBriar (P): 95
Andre Gurode (C): 93
Leonard Davis (G): 92
Terence Newman (CB): 88
Marion Barber (RB): 88
Flozell Adams (T): 88
Jay Ratliff (NG): 87
Nick Folk (K): 87
Tony Romo (QB): 87
Keith Brooking (LB): 86

Here is a complete list of the rating for the entire team. Hard to argue with most of these. Roy Williams comes in with an 84 overall rating, which is probably about right (assuming he is more in sync with the offense). Felix Jones is probably a bit low at 79, but that is due in large part to low awareness. Anthony Spencer is only rated 72.

Here is the Madden preview:

The Dallas Cowboys have elite talent all over the field, on both sides
of the ball in Madden NFL 10 but big questions still remain as to
whether they are ready to take it to the next level…Everything starts
on offense with QB Tony Romo (87 OVR). The story this season is how
will Romo do without Terrell Owens in the lineup? Roy Williams (84
OVR), Patrick Crayton (73 OVR), and Miles Austin (71 OVR/91 SPD) need
to really step their games up to make up for the loss of T.O. At the
tight end position there should be no problems at all, as the Cowboys
have the league’s 2nd ranked unit with Jason Witten (97 OVR/95 ROUTES)
and Martellus Bennett (75 OVR) giving Romo lots of options in two TE
formations. Despite the perceived bad season for the Cowboys in 2008,
they still had 3 Pro Bowlers from the 5th ranked O-Line unit in the
NFL…Guard Leonard Davis (90 OVR), Center Andre Gurode (93 OVR), and
Flozell “The Hotel” Adams (86 OVR) all made the trip to Hawaii this
February. They are blocking for what is arguably the deepest stable of
running backs in football…Marion Barber III (88 OVR/94 TRK) gives you
the power, Felix Jones (78 OVR/96 SPD) gives you the excitement, and
Tashard Choice (76 OVR) brings a little of both. On defense, OLB
DeMarcus Ware (98 OVR/98 POW MOVE/99 FINESSE MOVE) is the leader and
impact player. Ware should be rushing the passer each and every down in
Madden NFL 10, you don’t want him in pass coverage if you can help it.
Inside at Linebacker in the Dallas 3-4, Keith Brooking (86 OVR) was
added in the offseason from the Falcons and teams up with Bradie James
(82 OVR) to form the NFL’s 2nd best Linebacker unit in Madden NFL 10.
Terence Newman (88 OVR/97 SPD)is the top CB on the roster but watch out
for Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins as well; they give the Cowboys
great depth at the position. DT Jay Ratliff (87 OVR) brings a big time
pass rush force from the inside with 7 sacks in 2008. The Cowboys
special teams unit is also one of the best in the league. Kicker Nick
Folk (88 OVR/96 KAC) and Punter Mat McBriar (95 OVR/99 KPW) make things
easy when you are a coach.

  • Good afternoon.
    I think this beautiful game of Madden 10.
    Here in Brazil we find it not to buy.
    Really seem to player the image of truth.
    Hug
    Prof. Douglas Bete
    Sorocaba SP

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