First and 10 is RattleandHumSports.com’s Cowboys wrap-up. Consider this an outline of the 10 most important things to come out of the previous game and how it related to the outcome. It’s analysis and opinion of each week’s game that goes beyond the box score. Today it’s First and 10 after the Cowboys’ 24-21 win over the New York Giants.
In his return from injury Jason Hatcher had a huge game. Hatcher had two sacks and both came at critical moments in the game. The first sack came in the first quarter on third down and forced the Giants to punt from their own 3. The other came late in the third quarter and resulted in an 12-yard loss on second down. Two plays later the Giants punted. Hatcher’s return made a huge impact on the contest. It also underscores the importance of the under tackle position in the Cover 2.