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Cowlishaw: Why 'blowing up' Cowboys' defense would be nonsense

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Cowlishaw: Why 'blowing up' Cowboys' defense would be nonsense

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    Published: 01 November 2013 06:23 PM

    Tim Cowlishaw answered questions in a chat Thursday. Here are some highlights.

    Question: I know Jerry will never blow up the team to rebuild but given the guys off the street status of the defense would he consider blowing up the defense? Go young all the way around. Every job in danger except maybe Lee, Claiborn(maybe) and Carr. Can't do much worse than last in the league?

    Tim Cowlishaw: Jerry and the defense first. They are last in yards allowed, I don't think they are the worst defense in the league. When you're third in takeaways, that counts for something. Quite a lot actually. And if the line had Ware, Spencer, Hatcher and just one Taxi Driver (probably Hayden), that would be a drastically different defense. So blowing it up is nonsense.

    Question: Will Jerry ever get the message, that Dallas needs a football man running the team?

    Tim Cowlishaw: He believes they have one.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...wing-up-cowboys-defense-would-be-nonsense.ece
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I can't post the entire thread but there is a blurb there about blowing up the defense.
  3. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    "jobberone, post: 5275683, member: 375"]I can't post the entire thread but there is a blurb there about blowing up the defense.[/quote]

    The defense has been getting blown up almost every game !:D
  4. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    hasn't it already been blown up by injuries?

    what more could you realistically do?

    safeties are very young.

    corners are young.

    i guess you could move holloman into one of the linebacker positions.

    no point benching hatcher. selvie is young. youth is rotating in the other two positions. i guess you could shop ware. but if you're going to do that, then go all the way and start shoping romo and witten too.
  5. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    No need to blow it up. Just switch back to the 3-4.
  6. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    I am of the opinion that if they really waned to shop Ware, there is still no reason to shop Romo, or Witten or anyone else.

    Shopping one player (with the exception of your QB) does not mean you are throwing in the towel by any means.

    He hasn't been making a major impact for the team for awhile now so shopping him isn't blowing up the team.

    Now- do I agree with shopping Ware?

    No. Not yet. Let's see how he is when he comes back, at least.
  7. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Ha HA!

    You like jokes.

    Funny guy.
  8. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    Stopped reading when I saw that name.
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    The defense needs better players to be sure - but beyond that, they need a better scheme and DC.
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Better defensive linemen to be sure.

    I'm not as down on the scheme or the coordinator due to the mess on the defensive line.
  11. pugilist

    pugilist dwarecwby311

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    agree with Cowlishaw on the d-line
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I don't think you can evaluate the scheme when you have that many starters gone. But I'm a tad skeptical of the scheme and have been since they hired Kiffin. I can tell you they aren't running a st8 up Tampa 2.

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