“We’re excited. We’re ready,” Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware said. “There have been some changes, but they’ve been changes for the good. I feel like everybody on the team has grasped that concept. Let’s get ready for the season.”
New defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was among the coaches at the team’s Ultimate Tailgate Party on Sunday night. He is switching the team from the 3-4 to the 4-3, the scheme the Cowboys have played for all but eight years of their existence.
Ware will move from linebacker to defensive end, as will Anthony Spencer. Jason Hatcher will move inside to defensive tackle.
“I think it’s going to be an easy transition,” Ware said. “There are three or four defensive fronts you’ve got to learn. Everything else comes off of technique and effort.”
-- Charean Williams