‘Philosophical Change’ to 4-3 Makes Sense for Cowboys

January 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tuesday evening, Rob Ryan was given his walking papers by the Dallas Cowboys (Courtesy ESPN Dallas). Jason Garrett released a statement wishing Ryan the best of luck—adding that the Cowboys were looking to move in a different direction philosophically.
This philosophical change could mean switching to a 4-3 defense instead of a 3-4 defense.  The Cowboys have the personnel, as Sean Lee or Bruce Carter could play the inside linebacker positions, but off-the-street signing Ernie Simms could be an excellent candidate for an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense because of his sideline-to-sideline speed and coverage ability.
On the defensive line, the Cowboys are set as well.  With the 3-4 requiring strong, athletic lineman to play a defensive tackle/defensive end hybrid, the Cowboys would have a devastating rotation.  At ends, the Cowboys are set with DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, although Spencer might be a cap casualty to free agency. 

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