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Josh Brent Anticipates More "Polished" Defense In 2012

Nose tackle Josh Brent believes a full offseason could be a shot in the arm for the Dallas defense

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    The comments we’ve heard from Dallas Cowboys defenders this offseason has had a distinct theme, and that theme centers around the idea that with a full offseason under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the unit will be better, run smoother and ultimately win more games for the team.

    Here, nose tackle Josh Brent is no different.

    “When we get to the season, we won’t have the miscommunication we had last year,” Brent said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Offenses get rolling, fastballing, you can’t get the call in every single time. So a lot of times, the backers and safeties have to make the call and adjust the formation and those types of things. Having these OTAs and getting in these situations, getting them studied now and out of the way, by the time we get to the season, they’ll be polished and we won’t have these miscommunications.”

    Brent missed the end of last season with a knee injury, but comes into his third season in the NFL at full health. And, according to Brent’s own account, he hasn’t lost a step in terms of preparing for 2012.

    “I flowed right back into everything as far as training, getting back into lifting, running,” he said. “Fell right back into OTAs. Didn’t have to take any time off. Everything was on track and on pace, and I was able to participate.”

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