Jul 25, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins addresses the media during a press conference prior to the start of training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles' safety Malcolm Jenkins rips Cowboys defense: 'It must be the players'


It hasn’t taken long for safety Malcolm Jenkins to make himself at home with the rivalries in the NFC East. After signing a a three-year, $16.25 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles last month, Jenkins is already joining in the Dallas Cowboys-bashing.

The target of Jenkins sharpened claws – the Cowboys defense, namely, the players themselves.

During his appearance on the NFL.network, Jenkins cut loose on the ‘Boys D (via Philly.com):

“A couple years ago, their scapegoat was Rob Ryan, and they got rid of him, and he was the cause of all their problems. He went to New Orleans and took the worst defense in NFL history and turned them into a top 5 defense. So he couldn’t have been the problem.”

“I had the best seat in the house when I watched the Saints get 40 first downs in one game. Forty. In one game. So it must be the players.”

Yep – Shots fired.

With the loss of DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher probably won’t do much to help improve the ailing Cowboys defense, and Jenkins thinks that Jerry Jones didn’t do nearly enough in free agency to help solve the problems.

“The offseason comes and you don’t do anything in free agency to get any big name players to come help you out, so I really don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for this defense in improving when you got the same guys and the same coaches.”

Yeah, he’s going to fit right in. Welcome to the NFC East, Malcolm.

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  • Chad

    Big words coming from a guy that was part of the worst pass defense in the league last year.

    • joe

      He wasn’t in Philly last year smart guy. New orleans top 5 D.

      • Chad

        Yea, I remember talking to a coworker about this article…..and the topic of Pat Chung got hung up in my mind when I came back to comment.

  • Scott.

    Can’t argue with what he is saying. Could stand to upgrade in almost every position.

  • Malcolm Currie

    Lol been saying this for years, these players went thru wade and rob and still stink while both coaches went to new teams and had success!!!