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October 01, 2007

Spears arrives

Defensive end Marcus Spears raised more than a few eyebrows in the offseason when he criticized former Coach Bill Parcells for his conservative defensive philosophy. Spears blamed Parcells' schemes for his lack of impactful play since coming to the team as a first round draft pick in 2005. He welcomed new coach Wade Phillips' aggressive 3-4, which allowed him to rush the quarterback and stop the run on the way. Well through three games Spears hadn't produced as he expected. But on Sunday against Rams, he had what coach Wade Phillips said was his best game.

"He had half a sack on the sack, but he hit the quarterback about three times when he was throwing the ball," Phillips said. "He had about three hurries. He had a tackle for a loss, those kind of things. He really hustled to the ball. He really played all out. That’s what I thought he could do. And that’s what he’s done."

Clarence E. Hill Jr.


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Spears is doing better than last year. The front three Defensive Lineman are the strength of the unit. Its still early in the season and by midseason we will see what this defense has accomplished. They are going to take some hits along the way, nature of the game. I'm enjoying the ride but don't forget the Colts were undefeated when they came to Texas last year and departed losers. The moral was, they didn't give up and went on to win the Super Bowl!!!! Dallas must remember that, if nothing else...

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