August 18, 2014 Louisville, KY.
Dallas Cowboys Get New Cornerback
The Dallas Cowboys had one of the worse defenses in the NFL last season. The Cowboys defense gave up a total of 388 1st downs, along with 94 rushing yards and 247 passing yards per game. Unfortunately the ACL injury of star linebacker Sean Lee during the off-season, will only make matters worse for the Cowboys defense. Even more discouraging is that the teams starting cornerback, Orlando Scandrick, tested positive for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. However the Dallas Cowboys gained a new cornerback in Justin Green, who was traded from the New England Patriots Wednesday.
Justin Green Should Help Dallas
Justin Green was signed last summer by the New England Patriots and became officially on the roster in November of last season. Green may not have played much with New England but with a defense as needy as Dallas, Green could see some time for the Cowboys.
Justin Green played college football at the University of Illinois and combined for 126 tackles in his three seasons on the Fighting Illini defense. He also played on special teams and started his college career off as a running back. Green made his début with the Cowboys Saturday night in a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. So with that said I asked Green about his first year in the NFL and how he plans to help out the Cowboys.
Me: What did you learn from your first season in the NFL with the New England Patriots?
Green: I learned a lot from playing against great competition and getting to practice with guys like Tom Brady. The experiences I had with the team helped me to force myself to compete each day.
Me: Do you think that you could possibly be on the Cowboys Roster with all of the defensive problems the team currently has?
Green: Hopefully everything goes well here at Dallas. I plan on working extremely hard to earn a spot on the team.
Me: Are the defensive schemes at Dallas different from for what New England ran?
Green: Not really in the NFL defense is pretty much defense, there isn’t too many differences between the two systems.
Justin Green has also implied that he doesn’t know what his role will be on the team currently, however, with the suspension of Scandrick, Green will likely be playing at the cornerback position. Green said of his new team “I like the coaches and players here at Dallas”. The future could be very bright for Green in Dallas and the Cowboys defense needs all the help it can get it.
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