Babe Laufenberg, Dallas Cowboys radio color analyst and former NFL quarterback, answered questions about the team in a live chat Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights:
Q: How important will generating a pass rush be in slowing down Rodgers?
Laufenberg: Huge. Always want a pass rush, but there is no one who sits in the pocket looking for the big throw better, or longer, than Aaron Rodgers. We saw vs. the Giants in the playoff game that when they did not get him moving, it was over. He runs as a last resort. The Cowboys pressured him in the first game by using a “spy,” or as they refer to it, a “shark.” That was usually with Sean Lee or Justin Durant. That player basically moves parallel to the line of scrimmage, and just mirrors moving right or left with Rodgers. When Rodgers steps up, then the “shark” goes and attacks him. It was very effective in the first game. Count on it in this game. Essentially turns a three-man rush into a delayed four-man rush, four-man rush into five.