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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  • ctcowboy1968

    Spot on Brad. All of this is obvious to us fans, so why are the coaches so clueless? Heath and Webb are special teamers this year at best. Wilcox should be starting. Mo has to be reminded that football players play. CBs were all drafted based on their man to man skills for RR’s scheme. Coaches need to adapt to player’s skill set.

  • Emmett22

    well said, the cowboys need to start showing up. it’s put or shut up time. Who wants it more come on Cowboys lets play like vs Broncos every week but win!!!