With Monte Kiffin coming to town with his 4-3 this offseason, Kyle Wilber moved from linebacker to defensive end. Now, with the Cowboys’ linebacking corps. looking awful thin due to injuries, there’s a chance he could be moved back.
Both Sean Lee and Justin Durant--who is actually Lee’s backup--are out for 3-4 weeks.
“I think those discussions were serious,” head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Again, you’re trying to think about how players fit into a new style of defense. Went from a 3-4 where he was playing essentially an outside linebacker where he was on the line of scrimmage, to a 4-3 and then you say, 'OK, what’s his history? What’s he most comfortable doing? What are his best physical traits?' So we chose to play him at defensive end.
“But there was lot of discussion, because he does have some athletic ability to play off the ball. You see that when he runs down on kickoffs and plays throughout special teams. That was the discussion we had. We felt like those were the things he was best suited to do, putting his hand on the ground and playing defensive end, but he has some other things that allow him to be a little more flexible.”
The starting strongside linebacker job for the Giants game remains up in the air at the moment, with DeVonte Holloman, Cameron Lawrence, Kyle Bosworth and perhaps (if he is, in fact moved) Wilber in the mix.
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