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D-Line Struggling to Find Sacks

The Cowboys defensive line has just one sack through three games



    The Dallas Cowboys defensive line rotation has supplied plenty of pressure on quarterbacks through the first three games of the 2014 season, but they haven’t been able to get to them for the sack so much. In fact, the defensive front has produced just one of the team’s three sacks on the year.

    “I think they’ve done some good things and there’s some things that we’ve got to get better at--both in defending the run and getting after the quarterback,” head coach Jason Garrett told the team's website. “I think each of those guys has shown flashes of being somebody who can impact the game in a real positive way, be a factor in the games ... At other times, it hasn’t been as good.”

    The one sack by the defensive line is shared by Henry Melton and Kyle Wilber, which is kind of fitting, given the defense’s new emphasis on the rotation, in order to keep fresh legs on the field.

     “We’re trying to give different guys a chance to play and show what they can do,” Garrett said. “We’re trying to keep guys fresh. We believe in that rotation. At times we’ve been very, very sound on the defensive line and done the right things, done our jobs, had gap discipline, affected the quarterback, run stunts well. At other times we haven’t impacted the game enough. That’s really everybody on our team.”

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