The Dallas Cowboys revamped defense will enter the 2014-15 regular season without DeMarcus Ware, who joined the Denver Broncos during the offseason, and injured linebacker Sean Lee, but they still have hopes of becoming one of the best defenses in the league.
Last season, the Cowboys defense was dreadful and that was reflected in their No. 32 ranking, but cornerback Morris Claiborne believes the Dallas defense has the talent to turn things around.
As far as Claiborne is concerned, the Cowboys are striving to be the best defense in the NFL this year.
“We were last in the league in defense and we’re trying to be No. 1,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That’s our goal. We’re not shying away from it.”
Claiborne says the team’s defensive effort in 2013 was embarrassing, and they know that they have it in them to become one of the best units in the league.
“It’s definitely embarrassing, especially when you know the type of talent you have on the team, but it’s just not showing up,” Claiborne said.
Those are some lofty goals, but if the team’s defense is able to improve drastically then the Cowboys could finally be one step closer to a return to the postseason. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.
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