Should the Cowboys switch to the 3-4?

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Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is tackled by the Dallas Cowboys defense during the third quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After one of the worst defensive performances in the history of Dallas Cowboys’ football, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys decided that there must be a time for a change. In this years draft the Cowboys selected numerous defensive players, helping give their once dilapidated defense some needed talent.

Now with all of the draft picks selected by the Cowboys, I can’t but help question Dallas’s current 4-3 defensive scheme. In this article I will be reviewing all of the Cowboys’ defensive draft picks, their performance last season and answer the question of whether or not the Cowboys should switch to the 3-4 or not.

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  • Earl Robertson

    Are you kidding me???

  • SmartThinking

    There is a commitment, in time, effort, players and money, to this new defense ( which is really a basic return to Tom Landry’s 4-3 Flex alignment). The philosophy is in place, the coaches are committed and most of the players have, finally, been converted over to the system. A change now would be a monumental error in judgment. It’s taken this long just to get most of the players to know what to do. Besides, Marinelli’s “Waves of Linemen” concept, when executed correctly, stops teams at the line fifty percent of the time ( the other fifty percent, they pass). And with only 14 teams out of 32 running the 3-4 tells me the majority of the League still don’t think it’s the way to run a defense.

  • jrcowboy49

    You will never be better than 8-8 by changing the defensive scheme every 2 years! Each scheme requires certain type of players and right now Dallas has a youth problem to deal with. If Marinelli does not deliver this year, we have a different story!

  • Ronnie Briscoe

    The cowboys always had one of the top defenses in the league before they switched to the 3-4. Stay with the 4-3.

  • Greg Hill

    It’s not the x’s and o’s it’s the Jimmy’s and Joe’s. Dallas has personnel issues on defense period.

  • arnie

    If the cowboys could switch owners, they would’ ep been Super Bowl champions years ago.