New defensive end Martez Wilson doesn’t deny that he’s extra motivated to face his old team, the Oakland Raiders, in his first game as a Dallas Cowboy on Thursday.
“Oh yeah, that matters,” Wilson said, per ESPN Dallas. “It adds a lot of aggression toward my play when I do play against them. Also it’s going to put a fire behind me because I know they released me. I know they’d seen my talent, but I don’t know why they released me, so I get to show it against them.”
Wilson was cut by the Raiders just over a week ago, after playing three games for the team. He was cut by the New Orleans Saints, the team that drafted him out of Illinois in the third round of the 2011 Draft, after Week 4.
Wilson said doesn’t foresee any problems picking up yet another defense.
“I wouldn't say unlearn but expanding your learning because I've been learning a new defense since my junior year in college every year and you just put all the knowledge together,” Wilson said. “Sometimes it’s the same thing but just different terminology to where they maybe have some small rule change. Honestly, it makes me a smarter football player.”
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