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Irvin: Cowboys Defense "Finally" Has Some Ball-Hawks

Michael Irvin believes Dallas has the pieces in place to be a great defense in 2012



    With the 1992 Dallas Cowboys gathered over the weekend to reminisce on their run to the Super Bowl, a soiree hosted by Emmitt Smith, many of the former players that know first-hand what it takes to go the mountain top of professional football got a chance to give their opinions on the current team.

    One of those guys, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin, offered that he likes the way the team is looking going into the 2012 season and the new-look secondary has a lot to do with it. Dallas, of course, signed CB Brandon Carr and S Brodney Pool in free agency. They then drafted LSU CB Morris Claiborne in the first round of last month’s draft.

    "Just like Troy [Aikman] said, the Giants, they were doing good on offense, but that defense really came together. And Dallas' defense needs to come together at the right time.

    “You have guys now that can get to the quarterback, and you finally got somebody that can make a play on the ball and take the ball back the other way," Irvin said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I think that's what they've been missing the last few years. They just haven't had interceptions and turnovers from that secondary where they can go back and help the offense put points on the board. That's the bottom line."

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