Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware has been outspoken in his excitement over working with new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. But Ware admits that when he first heard ousted DC Rob Ryan had been fired, he bristled at the news a little bit.
“When I heard about Rob leaving, I didn’t like it,” Ware said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Because sometimes guys don’t like change when you get into the schedule and you get into the repetition of things, and you figure things out and feel like you’re on a roll.
“But now, you have a more conventional coach in the 4-3 in Monte Kiffin. He’s, in the past, had a lot of success and I feel he’s bringing that same success to the Dallas Cowboys and giving a lot of guys opportunities to make plays to better the team.”
For what it’s worth, Ware has good reason to look forward to working with Kiffin. In the 4-3 brought on by Kiffin, Ware will be freed up to pin his ears back and rush the passer more often, and won’t have to worry about dropping into coverage like he did as an outside linebacker under Ryan.
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