Originally Posted by Risen Star
Cornerbacks aren't impact players. Deion was. I can't think of another.
Had we have added comparable talents like Carr and Claiborne to the front seven instead of at CB, you would have seen an immediate impact to our defense. Not just their play, everybody around them. Instead we saw the same defense we've always seen.
In this instance, I'd say the plan was flawed. You can't win that way. Claiborne has talent. He's just not an impact player. This was as bad of a decision as signing Carr to all that money. A horrible waste of resources.
If the Cowboys ever fix this issue then you can see those two corners make plays and convince yourself they're the driving force behind it. I'll never agree with it.
The defensive front 7 was not considered a weakness last year. The secondary was.