After a monumentally disappointing 2010 season, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to upgrade, particularly on the defensive side of the football.
Dallas finished 13th in the NFC in total defense last season, out of 16 teams.
The team brought in a new defensive coordinator in Rob Ryan this offseason, but according to many, Ryan may just be the beginning of the team’s defensive overhaul.
The latest rumors suggest that Dallas isn’t just interested in former Raiders’ cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha--at this point, the Cowboys’ interest in him seems taken for granted--but Packers’ defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins as well.
Pat Kirwan of NFL.com wrote a piece today wondering if Dallas wouldn’t be interested in the pair of free agents as key players’ in Ryan’s exotic brand of the 3-4--granted, of course, that the free agency period begins sometime in the near future.
“The most interesting scenario and the one that is on top of the wish list is to go out and sign CB Nnamdi Asomugha from the Raiders and defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins from the Packers,” Kirwan writes, via the Dallas Morning News. “Those two players would be key ingredients for new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to turn a bend-don't-break defense of years past in Dallas into an attacking package much like his brother, Rex, runs with the New York Jets.”
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