Coming off their bye week, the Cowboys are hoping to get their running game on track after it was virtually absent through the first four games of the season. The usually stout Ravens run defense has allowed over 118 yards per game this season, so Dallas may actually stand a chance of doing that. Of course, Ray Lewis disagrees.
“They can look to do whatever they want to do but it ain’t going to be what they think it’s going to be,” Lewis said on a conference call earlier this week according to the Dallas Morning News.
Baltimore may still be without reigning Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, but Lewis clearly is not lacking confidence. Neither is Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers, who had the following to say when told about Lewis’ comments.
“That’s just the way he feels,” Vickers said Wednesday. ”I don’t remember him being a Houdini or anything like that. He’s entitled to his own opinion. And if that’s how he feels, that’s cool, too. Kudos to him.”
“Names don’t scare me, man. Teams don’t scare me, man. I’m a man before anything, so I let other men just talk. See me in between them lines, that’s how I get down, like that. … They’re going to have to jump me, man. They’re going to have to jump me, that’s what it’s going to be. If you go back and watch them they’re jumping me because I’m coming with it and they know I’m coming with it just like I know they’re coming with it. Let’s meet in the lines.”
DeMarco Murray is hoping Vickers’ lack of fear translates into some clear running lanes, which have been tough to find so far this year. The Cowboys could use a win coming off the bye, and establishing success on the ground would be a great way to pick one up.
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