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into free agency for the Dallas Cowboys can be summed up in two words: Pass rush.
They lack one, they need one and they won't ever be considered serious contenders for a Super Bowl without one. Few understand this better than legendary strong safety Darren Woodson, who won three Super Bowls as a member of the club from 1992-2003.
In that time, Woodson played alongside the likes of Jim Jeffcoat, Tony Tolbert, Ken Norton and illustrious Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley.
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So when Woodson, a Ring of Honor and Texas Football Hall of Fame inductee, says the team has an issue on defense -- they have an issue on defense.
"It all starts up front," said the five-time pro bowler, via The Dallas Morning News. "When we had our biggest success on the Cowboys, our front seven dominated. That's what they've got to get back to.
And Woodson has an idea that mirrors what some others are also calling for this offseason.
He wants to see the Cowboys bring back the team's all-time sack leader, DeMarcus Ware.
"Love it," says Woodson. "You don't have to play him on every down either. They can use him as a situational pass rusher. They need someone, when it's third-and-6 that's going to be a freak. We had Charles Haley as our freak. They need a freak on third down.
"If you're looking for a situational guy, lookhttp://www.authenticnflraidersshop.com/shop-by-players-sean-smith-jersey-c-2_47.html
what Dwight Freeney did with the Atlanta Falcons. Not only was he a situational guy, he was helping Vic Beasley on the other side with the mental approach. That's where DeMarcus Ware could help you. Not only can he be an elite pass rusher, there's his experience.
"We had Greg Ellis trying to help the young guys. I think DeMarcus Ware could do the same. He did the same with Von Miller. He can do it here. I think they have some young guys who can get the job done, but they have to look out at that free agent market and see if they can bring in another guy."
All is not lost, however, as there's at least one pass rusher on the roster Woodson sees are teetering on the verge of breaking out.
"DeMarcus Lawrence," Woodson noted. "He needs more reps, and he has to be available. He has to mentally checked in, too."
Lawrence will be returning from his second back surgery in a year as he enters the final year on his rookie deal, and now's the time for him to prove Woodson and the Cowboys right. His ability to impact the game will go a long way to seeing the team turn http://www.authenticraiderssale.com/shop-by-players-lyle-alzado-jersey-c-2_28.html
the corner in the postseason, and if Ware returns to contribute -- it'll certainly help their case.
Besides, who wouldn't love seeing a "DeMarcus" terrorizing opposing QBs from both sides of the defensive line at the same time?
Sure you would.