Posted September 08, 2018 10:58:58 The Dallas Cowboys defense is starting to gel.
The Cowboys’ passing game has been the key to their success this season, and it’s not all on the defensive line.
Injuries have limited the depth of the Cowboys’ linebacking corps, but the linebacking group is still getting better.
Here’s a look at some of the latest news about the Cowboys defense.
The defense is back on track.
The Dallas defense is still one of the league’s best, and the Cowboys are finally starting to play at a level where the defense is getting the best of the NFL.
“It’s just one of those things that’s just been one of our constants throughout the year,” Cowboys safety Kenny Vaccaro said after practice on Wednesday.
Vaccaro is one of a handful of players who have been among the league leaders in stops for tackles in each of the past four seasons. “
When you start doing things right, you start putting it together, it’s really hard to take it away from that.”
Vaccaro is one of a handful of players who have been among the league leaders in stops for tackles in each of the past four seasons.
Vaccaro has had his share of struggles in 2017.
In 2016, Vaccaro had a season-high 11 tackles, but was limited to only 12 tackles in three games.
“This year, it was just one thing, and we’ve just kept doing what we’re doing,” Vaccaro explained.
“So it’s just a matter of us being better than we were last year.” “
Vaccaros 11 tackles for loss are tied for the most among active safeties. “
So it’s just a matter of us being better than we were last year.”
Vaccaros 11 tackles for loss are tied for the most among active safeties.
The linebacking unit is starting better.
The defensive front seven has been a strength of the team for the past few years.
The front seven of DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford, J.J. Wilcox, and Patrick Peterson has allowed just seven sacks in each contest.
“I think the defensive backs have been getting better,” Vaccararo said.
The Dallas linebackers have a strong combination of size, speed, and instincts. “
There’s still a lot of work to be done, but at the same time, it feels good to be in the best shape we’ve ever been in.”
The Dallas linebackers have a strong combination of size, speed, and instincts.
The linebackers are getting better at protecting the quarterback.
In each of Romo’s four seasons, the Cowboys had the third-best run defense in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.
This year, the Dallas linebackers are fifth-best at preventing the opposing quarterback from making a play on the ball.
The secondary has also improved dramatically since the 2016 season, according.
The cornerbacks have improved their playmaking ability and have developed a strong safety duo.
The safety tandem is one reason the Cowboys have had success at linebacker in recent years.
They have a combined 20 interceptions and 12 forced fumbles, according the NFL Players Association.
The linebacker corps is finally taking over.
After playing the majority of the year in the slot with Antrel Rolle and Chris Jones, the defensive linemen have moved to the middle of the field.
The unit has been able to contain opposing quarterbacks this year, which has allowed the defensive front to play with more aggressiveness.
“A lot of that is just the chemistry and understanding of each other and the scheme we’re in,” Vaccarro said.
The safeties have also stepped up in coverage this year and made a big impact in the secondary.
“Antrel Rolsing has played great this year,” Vaccary said.
“[Chris Jones] has been outstanding,” Vaccario added.
“Chris Jones has been one to watch out for.
We’ve got one of [the best] in that spot.
It’s been a tough year for the safeties, but they’re getting back on their feet and getting better every day.”
The Cowboys have a young, talented linebacking trio with players who are going to have to take the field together and be successful this season.
With the exception of Vaccaro, the rest of the linebackings are in good shape.
“The safety position is where it’s at right now,” Vaccari said.
The linebacking is a position that has a lot to improve, but it’s still very young and very talented.”
The safety position in particular has been in flux this season and could be one of Dallas’ biggest challenges going forward.