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Marinelli Not Content With D-Line's Performance

Rod Marinelli is in his first season as the Cowboys defensive line coach



    Considering the Cowboys defensive line is a patchwork job at the moment, suffering from some serious depth concerns, Rod Marinelli’s group had a nice showing against the New York Giants in Week One.

    But don’t tell Marinelli that.

    I don’t think he was happy,” defensive tackle Jason Hatcher said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t think that was good enough for him. I don’t know what is good enough for coach Rod.”

    As David Moore of the Morning News points out, the defensive line finished with two sacks, 13 QB pressures, an interception, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble in the 36-31 victory. Still, Marinelli saw a whole lot of room for improvement when he watched the game film.

    “Everything. Guys didn’t catch the ball right on their interceptions… I thought I had a pretty good game.  He graded me hard. He graded the whole D-line hard,” Hatcher said.
    “It brings out the best in you. I love the way he coaches. He coaches hard, he doesn’t let us take days off. He doesn’t let us get complacent. It’s never good enough for him.

    “I’m excited to have him as a D-line coach.”

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