Watching the NFC Championship game last week, Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones couldn’t help but notice the San Francisco 49ers’ inside linebacking tandem of NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis, and wonder what it’d be like to have such an effective tandem in Dallas.
Of course, based on his body of work last year, Sean Lee seems well on his way to being a perennial Pro Bowl contender. It’s finding another guy to go along with him--maybe Bruce Carter?--that, in Jones’ mind, will give Dallas the sort of middle-of-the-field presence that Willis and Bowman give to San Francisco. And that, Jones, said, would be a dream.
“We all watched Bowman and Willis out there, and boy, did those guys make a difference,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “This is my dream. It’s not exactly the prototype for the makeup of the two guys you’d want in the middle – you might want more of a thumper, a big guy, to go along with Sean Lee. But if we can keep both those guys out there, adjust our defense, we might be going toward Bowman and Willis area like they have in San Francisco.”
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