Today I'll be taking a look at how the Jets fared blitzing and protecting the blitz on both sides of the ball. I'll be doing this by looking at when the protection outnumbered the blitz, when they were even numbers and, when the blitz outnumbered the protection. In this case I will take out all screens and rollouts due to the fact that those plays are designed to negate blitzes.
Offense: Protection vs. Blitz
Protection outnumbered Blitz: 18/33, 217 yds, TD, 3 sacks, interception
Protection/Blitz even: 3/6, 45 yds
Blitz outnumbered Protection: 0/0, 0 yds, sack, fumble lost
Screens: 3/3, 50 yds
Rollouts: 2/2, 21 yds, TD
Here we can see the Cowboys mainly stayed back in coverage, only rushing 4 men. The Jets ran just the right number of screens to keep the Cowboys off guard, while also getting outside the pocket and giving him less reads.
Defense: Blitz vs. Protection
Protection outnumbered Blitz: 16/26, 297 yds, 2 TDs, 3 sacks
Protection/Blitz even: 1/1, 7 yds
Blitz outnumbered Protection: 0/1, 0 yds
Screens: 3/3, 20 yds
Rollouts: 2/3, 23 yds, interception
These numbers are mostly due to the fact that the Cowboys kept at least 6 men in to protect Tony Romo 60% of the time. Also the Cowboys used screens and rollouts but were not nearly as effective as the Jets in these situations. You can see in a previous post just how many men the Jets blitzed in what percentage of the time, but we can see the Jets are more scheme when it comes to blitzing rather than bringing more men.