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Garrett: Offense is Fine, But D Needs Improvement

The Cowboys defense is coming off the worst statistical season in franchise history

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    Jason Garrett readily acknowledges that the Cowboys need to be better on defense, but he seems to believe the offense is just fine.

    Dallas is coming off the worst defensive season in franchise history, and they’ve lost all-time franchise sacks-leader DeMarcus Ware, and 2013 sacks-leader Jason Hatcher to free agency. Hatcher left for a deal with the rival Washington Redskins; Ware was cut to save cap space and found a new home with the Denver Broncos.

    We just have to play better defense,” Garrett told the NFL Network, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve played well on offense over the last number of years. We just have to improve our defense. Losing a guy like DeMarcus Ware or a guy like Jason Hatcher to free agency, those are hard pills to swallow. Those guys have been good football players for us for a long, long time. But we felt like those were the best organizational decisions for us, for now and for going forward."

    “Now we have to make the next best decisions, get some younger guys in there to replace them, rely on the leadership of guys like Sean Lee, Brandon Carr, some of the other guys. Those are good football players. We feel like those are the core of our defense right now. We have to get better on defense. Hopefully we’ll do that this coming year.”

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