Last spring, in Rod Marinelli’s first-ever meeting with his players after taking the job as Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach, he grabbed their attention by opening a speech with five simple words:
Ball-hawking defense was a scene that played out constantly during practice in the offseason and training camp for the Cowboys – pretty much ever since Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli showed up in January.
The switch to the 4-3 is part of that; Ratliff has 27 career sacks while largely playing nose guard, and the switch to the 3-Technique position in this defense figured to free him to pile up numbers.
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DeMarcus Ware is in no shape physically to do anything in the Dallas Cowboys’ planned-on 4-3 defense. But mentally? He’s in his three-point stance and ready to fire off the line.
Seven of the 46 previous Super Bowls ended with MVP awards going to defensive players. That includes 2001, when Baltimore’s Lewis was honored; it hasn’t happened since 2003, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dexter Jackson.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne probably figured his first NFL touchdown would come on an interception. The rookie had to settle for a fumble return because the picks have been a little hard to come by for the Cowboys.
Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.
There was a big hole in the middle and plenty of questions about how drastically it would affect the Mavericks when they let stalwart defender Tyson Chandler go after last season.
When the number of National Guard troops stationed at the Mexican border is reduced next year, their duties are expected to shift from being on the border to flying above it.
Only two weeks ago, the Cowboys were the league’s top rushing defense. Then LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia ran for a career-high 185 yards against them.
Sad news today about Jay Ratliff’s grandparents who were killed in a house fire last week. He will miss practice today and tomorrow to attend the funeral for Arletha and Willie Ratliff. Willie, a World […]