Originally Posted by LatinMind
Yup, people who say Dallas is weak there arent looking at the roster much. Sure there are no probowlers. But you dont need probowlers in this type of defense that rotates players. Hatcher/Crawford/Lissemore is a start. If you look at the Bears DL its a group of virtual JAGs that get the most out of the system. Melton/Pea/Okoye/Collins. Not the house hold names. IMO Dallas needs a DE more than a DT
I don't know if Ratliff would be receptive to it, but if Kiffin intends to play Crawford at DT, I would start him with Hatcher and use Ratliff as a pass rusher in the nickel. Lighten his load and let him do what he does best. Keep him away from all the wear and tear of playing the run.
Now I wouldn't want to be the one who went up to Jay with this plan though. I'd have to have Danny Coale with me in case things got out of hand.