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Cowboys defense continues to strive under DC Rod Marinelli

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli turned water into wine with the team's unit in 2014, reversing a trend that had them on track to be historically bad. In his second year, Marinelli is now charged with the task of growing the group and leading them further down the process. "You start worrying about this or that scenario you lose the process," he said. "Sometimes...
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After poor showing, Cowboys' D visits site of 2013 meltdown

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli isn't looking for a turnaround from a unit that crumbled against Atlanta after a strong start the first two weeks of the season. That's because he never is. Good game or bad, Marinelli still preaches preparation, technique and repetition. ''I know it sounds boring. I am boring,'' Marinelli said. ''But I'm telling you...
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Cowboys DC Marinelli on defensive collapse: 'It's on me'

The Dallas Cowboys allowed the Atlanta Falcons to score 39 points in Week 3, including 22 that came in the second half, after having allowed just 36 points through the first two weeks. Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli considered the performance unacceptable, and took the blame for what went down last Sunday."It's on me," Marinelli said, per Rick Gosselin of the Dallas...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys refute Eagles claims of knowing their plays: 'When you lose, everyone finds a reason'

The Dallas Cowboys took offense to Philadelphia's claims that they had prior knowledge of their plays and retorted that defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli came up with a great game plan. Wide receiver Josh Huff made the statement to reporters on Tuesday, something the Cowboys don't buy. “No, that’s all myth,” Mincey said, via the Star-Telegram. “It’s all discipline...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players making their name heard on Cowboys defense

Despite the poor showings in the preseason thus far on the offensive side of the ball, the Dallas Cowboys defense has seemed to take control. Under the guidance of Rod Marinelli the Cowboys defense has gone from one of the worst in the league to currently the best in the league. In 2013, Dallas’ defense ranked 26th in scoring, giving up 27 points per game. They were also last...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jones: Gregory and Lawrence are 'like the clouds parting'

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t slow to praise his players, and a pair of young defenders received a slew of compliments on Tuesday morning. According to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News, the outspoken owner said to 105.3 The Fan that he loves the impact Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence are providing to the defense. “Both of them are just absolutely essential...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rod Marinelli: “Fortunate” to go through 0-16 season with Lions

By David Kenyon Rod Marinelli has experienced the highest of highs—a Super Bowl victory while assisting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—and the lowest of lows—an 0-16 campaign as head coach of the 2008 Detroit Lions. Seven years later, the now-Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator considers the winless season a learning experience as well as something he was “fortunate”...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rod Marinelli: Cowboys’ Key Piece on Defense

Despite the departure of several defensive starters, Cowboy fans can still remain confident that the defense will find a way to get off the field in the 2015 season. The most important person for Dallas’ defensive unit doesn’t wear a uniform, and he doesn’t play one down. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will bring out the... -- Click the title above to read the full article...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rod Marinelli could become Bucs defensive coordinator

Rod Marinelli helped lead a big turnaround for the Cowboys’ defense this season, and it looks like he will be taking his act to Tampa Bay. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio says it is expected that Marinelli will join the Buccaneers and become their new defensive coordinator. Coaching Tampa Bay would reunite Marinelli with Lovie...Read More
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kiffin Expected to be Out, Would Marinelli Stick Around?

The Cowboys offseason is currently underway, and with Jerry reaffirming that Jason Garrett would be back, the talk moves to the defense. Monte Kiffin needs to be released, but the Cowboys are working out the details for a press conference. Don’t be surprised if Jerry comes out and announces an extension for Jason Garrett, and Rod Marinelli as the new defensive coordinator. The...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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