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Rod Marinelli Calls for More Sacks

The Cowboys have just six sacks in seven games

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    The Dallas Cowboys defense has looked much improved through seven games under first-year defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, but they’re struggling to find sacks, with just six on the year.

    Obviously Marinelli isn’t happy about this, and he met with his defense on Wednesday to discuss the issue, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports.

    "He's never just calm but he gets his point across," Anthony Spencer said of Wednesday’s meeting with Marinelli. "He exerts himself in a way that he means we need to get it done."

    It’s not that the Cowboys haven’t applied pressure on quarterbacks, just that they’ve struggled to get there in time to finish the play, and bring the quarterback down.

    "In places we are (getting pressure) but we still got to work on it," Spencer said. "It's something we want to improve. Just probably winning the one-on-one rushes, we talked about it (Wednesday). We're working on it.”

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