On Thursday the Cowboys parted ways with veteran defensive end
My problem with Hargrove was he wasn’t in the best physical condition and it took him valuable practice time to get in shape, which didn’t allow the front office and coaches to fully evaluate him. If you are working with the strength staff instead of the defensive line coach, then we have a problem. This is something that I put on the player because this is your job, you have to be ready to go and he wasn’t. It wasn’t until the last mini-camp practice that I even noticed him and during that rep, he was limping after the play. From what I remembered about Hargrove is that he had some knee issues that weren’t major but it was something you always had to keep an eye on. The player wasn’t ready so the team moves on, smart football.
Which brings me to the position of defensive end and how it will be shaped when we all leave for Oxnard in July. The scout in me likes what I have seen so far from the depth at the position with
Kyle Wilber has gone from a man without a position to a rangy, slippery, hand on the ground rusher. He had some outstanding battles with
As this group sits at the defensive end, I believe it’s one of the strengths of this team. Ware and Spencer will thrive in this scheme and Crawford physically looks ready while Wilber looks as comfortable in the position as any time since he has been here. Coaches will always tell you it’s their job to put players in situations to make plays but it also helps to have talent and the way this group shapes up, it appears to have that.