The new Cowboys' coaches do believe they have a core group of players to make a quick, successful transition from the 3-4 to the 4-3.
DeMarcus Ware, Bruce Carter, Sean Lee, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne are good building blocks.
Ware is the one player on the Cowboys defense who is headed toward Canton. He has 111 sacks in his eight seasons.
"He’s already proven it. He’s already done it," Kiffin said of Ware. "He just did it from a standup position, that type of thing. But I think he’s a special player."
"I think it’ll aid him a little bit, because your takeoff is better," Marinelli said. "Your keys are a little more consistent with what you’re doing. That’s my opinion. He’s an elite rusher right now. I just think the more opportunity he has, doing the same things every day, every week, the repetition, which allows you to become even faster. The sky is the limit for him, I believe."