Cowboys linebacker Kyle Wilber isn’t going to be a linebacker anymore, now that Monte Kiffin is putting his 4-3 system into place in Dallas.
Head coach Jason Garrett said late Thursday night that everyone would be better off with Wilber at defensive end in the much-talked about Tampa 2 system that was more or less invented by Kiffin.
“The easiest transition is going to be to have that hand down and be that pass rusher as opposed to be an off-the-ball linebacker,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ll see how he adjusts to it.”
Of course, working in the trenches will be true test of strength for the fourth round pick, but Garrett thinks he’ll be just fine.
“I think his size is OK. The traits that you want in your defensive linemen in this style of defense is quickness and speed,” Garrett said. “So Kyle needs to get bigger. But we have got to be careful about him getting too big. We still want him have some juice coming off the ball as a pass rusher.”
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