Cowboys Breakdown: Zero Coverage Blitz

Updated: January 14, 2004, 12:07 PM ET
By Merril Hoge | ESPN.com
The Objective
The Cowboys want to blitz. They want to play fast and attack. They feel that they're such good blitzers, they'll get to the quarterback and force pressure way before any quarterback can throw to his wide receivers. The Cowboys want to pressure the opposition into making offensive mistakes.


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Former NFL fullback Merril Hoge is an analyst for a wide variety of NFL programs on television and ESPN Radio. An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoge spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and joined ESPN in 1996.