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By Matt Lombardo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The name of the game for the Giants’ defense this week, isn’t just sacking Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, rather, applying relentless pressure, preferably without blitzing him.
“Sacks are certainly very important,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said this week. “But, the rush needs to disrupt the quarterback and his timing when he makes throws, so I’m going to dispel that, whatever that is. To your point, it’s important that we put pressure on Dak and make him move his feet. More than half the time, he’s got to have to move when he tends to just drop back and throw. I think that’s what the rush is designed to do, so we’ve got to continue working on that.”
Last season, Prescott was among the NFL’s most effective quarterbacks against the Blitz, which means that it is imperative that the Giants not only knock him around in the pocket but also contain the mobile quarterback so that he can’t break loose on a run that moves the chains or inflicts even more damage.
Source : https://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/09/giants_pressure_dak_prescott_even_without_blitzing.html