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Blogging The Boys 51 mins ago
How the Cowboys’ current roster fits Dan Quinn’s scheme

How the Cowboys’ current roster fits Dan Quinn’s scheme

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Cowboys certainly have some work to do Since the Cowboys hired Dan Quinn to be their new defensive coordinator, we’ve taken an an in-depth look at both the front seven and coverage schemes that Quinn uses, as well as the ones defensive passing game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr., primarily uses. Now comes the most important part: how well does the current roster fit that kind of scheme? Quinn, like Mike Nolan before him, will naturally talk about shaping the scheme to fit the personnel, but every coach has their own preferences that override that...
Blogging The Boys 4 hours ago
Cowboys news: Cowboys draft prospects and the new defensive scheme

Cowboys news: Cowboys draft prospects and the new defensive scheme

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Get your Tuesday Cowboys news here! Dallas Cowboys Draft: 6 possibilities to consider at pick 10 - Walter Sharp, Dallas Fort Worth A look at some possibilities for the Cowboys draft. Dallas Cowboys Draft Option No. 4 Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama Christian Barmore made a huge jump on the rankings of interior defensive lineman due to his play in the 2021 National Championship game. Barmore was all over the field and looked unstoppable at points. He is only a sophomore and has not played a lot of football in college but his...
Blogging The Boys 16 hours ago
Help wanted: The Cowboys need an upgrade at a critical spot on their defense

Help wanted: The Cowboys need an upgrade at a critical spot on their defense

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports If Dan Quinn’s new defensive scheme is to work, the Cowboys desperately need help at one position. As the Cowboys head into the offseason, Dan Quinn will bring his own style of defense to Dallas. This defense is not to unlike the defense the Cowboys ran previous to Mike Nolan, especially under Kris Richard. As has been laid out a few times on these pages, the Cowboys will be going to a Cover 3/Cover 1, single-high safety as their predominate coverage in the secondary. Obviously they will use other coverage schemes, but a single-high...
Blogging The Boys 18 hours ago
Hold off on the Mike McCarthy verdicts, Cowboys fans

Hold off on the Mike McCarthy verdicts, Cowboys fans

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Yes, the Packers are doing quite well without him. That doesn’t mean that he was the real problem in Green Bay. There are several reasons for this fanbase to be unhappy that the Green Bay Packers are going deep in the playoffs, after securing the number one seed in the NFC. Primarily because it isn’t the Dallas Cowboys, of course. We also have a bit of an aversion to seeing Aaron Rodgers doing so well after the times he crushed our own playoff runs. But, as R.J. Ochoa pointed out, mostly it is because the Packers have seen incredible success...
Blogging The Boys 20 hours ago
Breaking down the coverage schemes of Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn

Breaking down the coverage schemes of Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Quinn and pass game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. have some work to do for the Cowboys. The Cowboys entered the 2020 season with a lot of question marks in their secondary and ended the year with about as many question marks. Rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs and second-year safety Donovan Wilson stood out, but there wasn’t much else of note for the Cowboys’ defensive passing game. It’s part of the reason why newly hired defensive coordinator Dan Quinn brought in Joe Whitt Jr. to be his defensive passing game coordinator, a role he held for...