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Back at LB, Kyle Wilber Impressing Coaches

Wilber has 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in the past two games

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    When Monte Kiffin brought his 4-3 defense to Dallas, Kyle Wilber was moved from linebacker to defensive end. When Justin Durant was injured against the New Orleans Saints a few weeks ago, he was moved back. In the two games since then, he’s impressed coaches, leaving some to wonder if he’s not back at linebacker for good.

    “I think he played 25 plays in the game last week against the Giants and had 24 production points,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said this week, per ESPN Dallas. “That doesn't mean anything to you guys but that was a really positive performance. He was around the ball a lot. ... He is certainly still learning the position. He doesn't always pull the trigger as quick as he needs to just because he hasn't seen the looks as much, but he is playing better and better.”

    Wilber had seven tackles, including one for a loss in that game. In the Thanksgiving Day win over the Raiders, he had four tackles and a fumble recovery.

    “We felt like Wilber was a good football player and we felt like he showed up on special teams and just was productive and showed up around the ball a lot,” Garrett said.

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