Found December 22, 2011 on Eagles Eye:
You may have seen a write-up a year or so ago on this subject by Jonathan Bales, the founder of the Dallas Cowboys Times who is obsessed with film study of Cowboys football.  I thought I'd try to put a new wrinkle on it and try to guess how the Eagles are identifying the most likely offensive formations they will face on Saturday, based on the degree of success Dallas has had with a particular formation in a given game situation.Not having the great Doug Free available at full strength will influence a lot of the Cowboys' formation choices.Bales has analyzed a few of the Cowboys’ tendencies when running plays from certain formations and with specific personnel packages.  For example, he noticed the Cowboys average nearly three yards less per play in “Empty Set” formations (as compared to all other formations), are much more successful with tight end Jason Witten in a route, and run a strong side dive play out of “Double Tight Right Strong Right” 71.6 percent of the time, inc...
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