The Dallas Cowboys believe they have the personnel in place to thrive in Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 defense.
This isn’t really surprising, as we doubt the team would have brought Kiffin in if they had doubts as to their players’ ability to shift from a 3-4 to Kiffin’s 4-3, but Jason Garrett sounded pretty confident in discussing the change in his press conference Wednesday.
Of his starting corners Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr, Garrett told the assembled media, per the Dallas Morning News, “They both have great ball skills, so the opportunity to play a little more zone, with their eyes to the football a little bit more, hopefully they can make more plays.”
Garrett also believes that free agent-to-be Anthony Spencer could do big things moving from outside linebacker back to defensive end, the position he played at Purdue.
“We converted him to an outside [strong-side] linebacker in our 3-4 system,” Garrett said. “We feel like he’s played both, but I do see him as more of a defensive end or [strong-side] linebacker type rather than an off-the-ball linebacker type in a 3-4 defense.”
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