Linebacker DeMarcus Ware saw an improvement in the Cowboys’ defense in Saturday night’s dress rehearsal victory over the Vikings, particularly where communication between players is concerned.
"It wasn't as loud because the coach and team were a little bit quieter for the offense, but it was a lot better communication," Ware said, per the Dallas Morning News. "The guys were getting all of their reps in and played a little bit better."
The Cowboys’ defense remains a work in progress--we know that, because we’ve heard it throughout the preseason, from Rob Ryan, Jason Garrett, et al. On Saturday, this was reflected as the team allowed 442 total yards, 175 of which came on the ground. Ware remains confident, though, that the unit will be ready for the regular season opener, in New York on September 11.
"You know it's all about when you have different defensive fronts, you've got to sort of figure out how to play each front against the run in a certain play," Ware said. "It's all about going into the meetings making sure we get the right fit and just correcting the little things that are correctable."
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