2. Can Garrett keep up the pace
I’ve seen far too many tweets asking “Where has Myles Garrett been?”. Folks, Garrett continues to dominate at his position and is earning every cent of his $25 million contract. For a large percentage of snaps, he has been double-teamed or chipped and has still managed to win and force pressure.
In the last two weeks, Garrett has 7 tackles, four quarterback hits, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. Garrett is on track for 16 sacks and could be a strong candidate for defensive player of the years if the strip-sacks continue.
The feasting should continue this week in Dallas with the Cowboys decimated at offensive line, specifically tackle. With All-Pro Tyron Smith (LT) not playing a snap yet in 2020 and Cameron Irving (RT) and La’el Collins (RT) both on injured reserved, Brandon Knight (LT) and Terence Steele (RT) could be in for long days at the office.
Look for defensive coordinator Joe Woods to continue to be creative with Garrett, moving him inside on obvious passing downs and trying to show blitzes to get him one on one matchups. Although Cowboy’s quarterback Dak Prescott is athletic, he will struggle to outrun Garrett to the corner.
Keep an eye on Garrett this weekend as the Browns secondary may finally be healthy. With Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, and Kevin Johnson all on the field at the same time, Prescott may be forced to hold the ball longer than wanted with a weak offensive line in front of him. I predict another two-sack week for Garret.