Cowboys: To Repair Defense, Immediate Changes Are Needed

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Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is hit as he throws by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) during the second half at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s face it, the Dallas Cowboys’ defense simply does not work as is.  It’s not all DC Monte Kiffin’s fault as he rightfully assumed to have 3 powerful DL (Anthony Spencer, Jay Ratliff, and Tyrone Crawford) to help lead the charge.

In this style of defense, strong pass rushers completely alter the results.  Without them to cause havoc and poor decisions, the secondary is a sitting duck.

Dallas lost a huge portion of their ferocious defensive line before the season ever started.  That was then and this is now.  They are 13 games into the season and the horrible misfortune of the distant past is far behind.

The defense that takes the field these days is simply getting abused at will by any passing game with a pulse.  The good news is there are immediate changes that can make this maligned defense serviceable enough to let the offense win games.

The bad news is regardless of the consistent domination of a few secondary players, Kiffin has been too stubborn to make changes.

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