According to defensive end DeMarcus Ware, the key to the Dallas Cowboys fixing their defense is as simple as getting some of the many injured starters back. Ware attributes the unit’s poor showing against the Saints last Sunday to the absence of these players, which left a lineup of young, inexperienced players to run up against one of the best offenses in the league.
“I mean, when you have five guys, six of the starters out, the best way to fix it is get your guys back,” Ware said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Sometimes you have guys in there who sort of don’t know what they’re doing because it’s probably their first time playing in a long time. When you have a team that doesn’t make mistakes and sort of exposes you that way, with those guys that are in the game, that’s what they did. So you’ve got to get the guys back who know what’s going on and use that bye week to make a big push.”
Ware made clear that he doesn’t blame Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 system, under which the Cowboys are on pace to have their worst defensive season in franchise history.
“It’s the play. You’ve got to be fundamentally sound,” Ware said. “It’s so simple, but the thing is you’ve got to be fundamentally sound when you’re doing it.”
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