Defense A Work In Progress for Cowboys

Published 07/31 2014 04:49PM

Updated 07/31 2014 05:50PM

The Dallas Cowboys must turn around a dismal defense as they head into the season.

There are a lot of questions for the Dallas Cowboys as they head into the 2014 season as the program will attempt to get back to the post season for the first time since 2010.

One thing the cowboys know for sure is they will have to be better on defense after finishing last in the league last year.

“It's a work in progress, like every part of team at this point,” said Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, “I am really pleased with how guys are working. (The) coaches are coaching hard and guys are responding to it and there is a lot of good competition throughout the team at every position, at all spots and competing for rolls and starting spots and that shows itself in practice and it is a good thing.”
Last year the Cowboys gave up over 400 yards and 27 points a game. During the offseason they lost Demarcus Ware to Denver, Sean lee to injury, and have seen several players get banged up during camp already.  But still, the defense knows it needs to be better than last year.
“Tired of hearing it but we can only change when we get on field and produce like we should and I feel like we can this year,” said Barry Church, Cowboys safety.

“I think it was a lot of things but at the end of the day we didn't win games and we can't make excuses it was last year and we have to learn from it,” said Bruce Carter, Cowboys linebacker.

The team’s first preseason game is now just a week away at San Diego.

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