Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/15/14
For this week's Cowboys Email Bag, I thought we could start with a discussion on the radio show (The Bob and Dan Show, Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket in Dallas, 12p-3p M-F) from Wednesday when we had a visit with NFL analyst Pat Kirwan about the Cowboys' present situation. Kirwan is a veteran front office executive and coach, as well as a noted author of one of the most helpful football books I have ever seen called "Take Your Eyes Off the Ball". I visited with him about the Cowboys' defensive situation and the success that Wade Phillips had in Houston after his scheme did not work as well in Dallas at the end. "We always talk about the 3-4 outside linebackers when talking with Bill Cowher, and he wants to start with his defensive ends. Go study the tapes. Aaron Smith sets up a lot of things. He's so good that he forces the tackle to go with him into the B-gap and then the outside rusher is on a back. The guys that build (The 3-4 schemes) will tell you to start right there (with the ...
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  • You are preaching to the choir. I've been on that bandwagon for years. Let me present a senario. Why not try Josh Brent,he was injured last year. He is 6'2 320 and can add weight. 1st and formost sign Carl Nicks. 1st round Janoris Jenkins. In 5 years we will look back and see he is the best cover CB in several years. #2 Ben Jones[C]. I feel he can start day 1. He is a prototype center that started all 4 years in the SEC. I love Leonard Johnson,but he's gone before we draft in 3 and even if he is there we need a pass rush. We are not going to pay what Spencer wants. #3 Shea McClellin. He has a motor that never stops and he will be an upgrade in my opinion. #4 under the radar Brandon Taylor[S] 3 year starter at LSU. He is a former CB that can cover and oh,Can he hit. #6 Dwight Bently,a late round steal that can play the outside or the slot. 2 CB's and a S,plus a pass rusher. Rex is going to love these guys.

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