Prior to last week’s draft, the Dallas Cowboys took the stance that they were more than happy with their defense, advancing age of their defensive line and all. They then backed up these words by not drafting a single defensive lineman in the draft.
Apparently, nothing has changed, and the team remains as high on their defensive front as they ever were. Owner Jerry Jones went so far, during Wednesday’s conference call with season ticket holders, as to say that the front four could be a strength under Monte Kiffin in 2013.
"The defense should be the strength of our team arguably,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News, “The defensive line can be the strength of the team.”
Jones believes the transition from Rob Ryan’s 3-4 to Kiffin’s 4-3 won’t be as difficult as it may seem from the outside looking in--and what’s more, he believes it will free up the Dallas defenders to just play, whereas there was a lot more to think about pre-snap under Ryan.
“Our defense will fit Monte Kiffin's scheme,” he said. “It actually will be a simpler defense for this group to get. The adjustment from where we were in the 3-4 to the 4-3 will not be as significant as it might appear."
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