Here is the postgame press conference from yesterday’s game:
Mickey Spagnola had an interesting comment about how the Cowboys handled the three wide receiver sets:
The Cowboys kind of tinkered with their nickel defense to combat those Arizona three-receiver sets on first and second down when the run still was prevalent. Instead of taking out a safety to bring in Aaron Glenn as the third corner and basically playing man on the receivers while keeping all the linebackers in the game to watch for the run, the Cowboys substituted Glenn for defensive end Marcus Spears. They then put Greg Ellis’ hand on the ground as a defensive end and moved DeMarcus Ware to the strong side tight on the line of scrimmage. That basically created a 4-2 front, but with three linebackers still in the lineup and five defensive backs. A possible precursor for the ultimate three-wide offense the Colts will bring to Texas Stadium next Sunday.
Greg Ellis appears finished for the season after suffering an Achilles injury:
The loss of Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis was summed up in two words by Kevin Burnett: “He’s everything.”
Ellis, the veteran outside linebacker, is probably out for the season after he suffered a left Achilles’ tendon injury with 2:26 to play in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over Arizona.
Ellis will get the official word today from team doctors when he’s examined, but on-the-field team trainers told him his Achilles was torn.
“It felt like somebody kicked me,” said Ellis, who needed crutches to leave the field after the game. “But obviously it wasn’t a kick. It was torn. They just knew it right away. It was a tingling feeling. I tried to get up, and I couldn’t get up.”
Ellis said he wasn’t sure how he the injury occurred during a play when Arizona quarterback Matt Leinart threw an incomplete pass to Anquan Boldin in the middle of the field.
“He was in a lot of pain,” nose guard Jason Ferguson said of the nine-year veteran. “He couldn’t get up, and that’s not like G. I knew something was wrong when he couldn’t get up.”
For those who have a few more minutes, here is the Post Game Show: