Jerry Jones doesn’t think Cowboys will switch back to a 3-4 defense

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The Dallas Cowboys changed from their 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense this summer and there was a lot of anticipation and promise. The Cowboys season didn’t go as plan, and the defense was one of the worst in franchise history.

There has been some speculation that the Cowboys could try and switch back to a 3-4 scheme, but Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones had a simple answer when asked if that was a possibility.

“No,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] when asked if they could switch back.

Jones tried to point to injuries to explain the defense’s poor performance again not electing to blame the Cowboys’s defensive switch.

“It’s an excuse, but for you not to look over there on your defense and see how your injuries impacted this team this year is not being realistic,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think that when we line up for our OTAs, our work that we have in the spring, all those players that weren’t on the field for us as we went through the fall, we’re a better team right there. I expect us to be a better team because of being more familiar with what we’re doing defensively.”


Topics: Dallas Cowboys

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  • jrcowboy49

    And the Cowboys did not have the players for the outdated Tampa 2 defensive scheme. The 3-4 defense might be better for a pass happy league.

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