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News: ESPN Dallas: Defensive thoughts from the Alamodome

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    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Aug 10
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    By Todd Archer

    Training camp hasn't ended with the Cowboys leaving the Alamodome on Wednesday, but here are seven defensive observations from the 14 days spent in San Antonio:

    ** Rob Ryan did not disappoint. The new defensive coordinator caused a mini-storm with his “most-hyped team” stuff and kept quiet for a little bit, but he delivered. The defense has a new attitude thanks to Ryan’s bravado. He is unafraid to speak his mind, which might cause some anxious moments for Jason Garrett, but the players will play for him. Will they play better? This year will be a referendum on the talent on defense.

    ** Best defensive player of camp? It’s a tie between DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff. Ware might get the advantage because he was out there every day with Ratliff missing a few days with a hip injury. During the year, however, you will be saying, ‘Look at where Ratliff is lined up on this play,’ a ton.

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4681844/seven-defensive-thoughts-from-alamodome

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