Cornerback Terence Newman returned to the field on Monday night for the first time since the 2010 season. Newman missed the entire preseason and the first two regular season games with a groin injury, suffered at the beginning of training camp. After getting his first real taste of Rob Ryan’s system, Newman was quick to praise what he saw against the Redskins.
"I love this defense," Newman said, per ESPN Dallas. "It helps put us in position to make checks on what the offense is doing. If they're in a certain formation, we're obviously going to check our defense to what they're going to do. It's complicated, but once you get it down, skies the limit."
Ryan said last week that he was impressed by Newman’s progress in learning the defense, and on Monday, the veteran didn’t seem to have much of an issue with the system. Newman was even a ball-nose away from an interception in his return.
"It's not super complicated," Newman said of the defense. "It's just by formations and motions there's something going on. Every time it happens, it makes it different. You see the ins and and outs when you play it right."
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