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Jerry Wants Defense to be Less Conservative

The Dallas defense forced no turnovers and recorded just one sack in the loss to Chicago

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Jerry Wants Defense to be Less Conservative

Frank Heinz, NBC DFW

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Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes the Dallas Cowboys defense, which allowed 40-plus points for the third time this season on Monday night against the Bears, might be better off if they stopped being so conservative and took more risks.

We can do some things different out there,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s not as safe, but it could be more effective maybe--get us a turnover when it might have made a difference and change the tide out there. I’ll assure you that we’ll be doing some different things up against Green Bay that’ll be a little different cast of players out here against Green Bay.”

The Cowboys defense forced no turnovers in Monday night’s 45-28 loss in Chicago and they had just one sack. That sack, by DeMarcus Ware, came in the fourth quarter--or garbage time.

“On the short week, we’ve got to really turn around,” Jones continued. “We’ve got to do what we told the players. The team’s got to do it, and we’ve got to look for a way to come up with whatever gimmick, whatever plan that we can to get us, get the ball and get some either turnovers or get some possessions.”

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