Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) runs with the ball against Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter (54) and Justin Durant (52) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Mailbag: LB Rotation

Dallas Cowboys Mailbag: LB Rotation

“Why are the Cowboys rotating the linebackers around? Why don’t they just let them focus on one thing so they can get it right…this is stupid”


The answer is because they want to start the best 3 linebackers. With Sean Lee gone the Cowboys don’t have anyone entrenched at any one linebacker position. Truth be told, no one is even remotely proven.

Holloman flashed some good things and many of us are optimistic about the young man but we’ve really only seen a couple good games from him.

Bruce Carter didn’t play well at all last season but he showed some potential at a MLB in the 3-4 defense from two seasons ago. What 2014 holds for him is a complete mystery.

Anthony Hitchens was drafted to back up Sean Lee in case the inevitable happened, but Hitch has never played MLB before.

With so many questions concerning the linebackers the Cowboys are perfectly content trying them everywhere until something clicks into place. That’s why Hitch is learning MIKE and WILL. That’s why Holloman is learning MIKE and SAM. When someone wins the starting spot at MIKE, the other player has a place to go. This way he’s not starting from scratch.

It’s true though, if a player focuses on just one position all offseason and training camp, he will be better prepared for the regular season. But since the Cowboys don’t even know who is best suited for where this is the best way to prepare while maintaining flexibility.

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