Suffice it to say, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was pleased with the defense’s performance in the 31-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
“I can’t recall when I’ve seen us play better,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Ever.”
The Rams finished with 232 yards of offense, and managed just 18 in the first half. The performance is only made more impressive by the fact that the Cowboys defensive line is something of a patchwork unit, featuring the likes of George Selvie, Nick Hayden and Edgar Jones.
“Out of 10, five weren’t on the roster when we started training camp,” Jones said of the defensive line. “I’m really pleased because you saw them out there making plays. It does show that to some degree, a different system makes you use players that you might not have used in a different system.
“And some of these guys aren’t as long as we’ve always thought they need to be in a 3-4 and they’re coming in here and really contributing. We’ll keep this up and I have to give Rod [Marinelli] and Monte, of course, all the credit and Jason [Garrett], of course.”
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