Tony Dungy knows a little something about the Tampa-Two defensive scheme that the Dallas Cowboys are running this season. He coached the system in Tampa Bay when Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli were on his staff.
No longer coaching, Dungy works as a analyst for NBC, the network that will be airing the Cowboys opener Sunday night against the New York Giants.
During a Tuesday conference call for Football Night in America, Dungy assessed where the Cowboys currently stand defensively.
"To me, the weakness will be the defensive line and getting those guys up to speed," Dungy said. "I talked to the Cowboys coaching staff at the Hall of Fame Game and there were a lot of good things that took place. I know Monte Kiffin stressed hustling to the football, playing physical and creating turnovers. And I saw that in the preseason.
"That defense is based on four down-linemen being able to get pressure and control the line of scrimmage. Without...