The cowboys dominated the time of posession during their five game winning streak and through out most of the season . are you going to say that factor didn't help the defense . 2015 might have been a more accurate reflection of rod's defense, When the cowboys finished twenty second against the run with Nick hayden as their starting one tech. Also this is the first time the cowboys defense has even ranked in the top ten in yards per carry under marinelli . many regard yards per carry as a more accurate measure of a teams run defense. The cowboys have usually ranked around sixteenth in yards per carry during rods time here. Maybe statiscal rankings are a overrated way of ranking a defense . the cowboys ranked eighth in run defense last year but gave up over a hundred yards rushing eight times including allowing over two hundred yards to the eagles in their first meeting .I wonder how many times the cowboys have allowed over two yards rushing since rod has been here.How many of the other top run defenses have spent early round draft picks at dt? I know the Saints drafted Sheldon Rankins in the first round , the bears drafted eddie goldman in the second round . the Ravens and texans. Have a few guys who were ideas but they have also spent early round draft picks on their d-line. Did Any of those the other top run defenses allow almost three hundred yards rushing in a game this season?the cowboys also had games where they gave up over four yards a carry which include the Texans , falcons and eagles game. I was responding to the assertion that the rams game was some sort of anomaly, which is factually wrong. Some people believe the asinine view that the cowboys are fine at defense tackle. Is that what your suggesting?