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Aaron Donald: I’d love to play for Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli


The Dallas Cowboys need help along their defensive line. Despite signing defensive tackle Henry Melton, they’ve lost Jason Hatcher, DeMarcus Ware and possibly Anthony Spencer. If Pittsburgh tackle Aaron Donald is on the board when the Cowboys pick he could be an option, and Donald is interested in playing for the Cowboys primarily to work with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

“I had the opportunity to talk to him a couple times at the Combine, I talked to him last night and I talked to him today,” Donald told DallasCowboys.com staff writer David Helman. “He’s a great coach, and just talking to him and looking in his eyes – the way he talks, he’s got a passion for the game of football and he loves the game of football.

“He loves doing what he does, so that’s a coach I’d love to play for and learn from. Knowing he coached guys like Warren Sapp, that just gets you excited just knowing he’s got history and is one of the best to do it. If I was able to play for Coach Marinelli that would be a blessing, but we’re going to see.”

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  • SmartThinking

    None of these guys ever say they want to play for big Jones or Jason Garrett. Hmmmm. Wonder why?