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The Dallas Cowboys have spent the last few practice days shuffling their defensive line in hopes of getting pass-rush and run-stop productivity against the Bears tonight, sources tell CowboysHQ, with Josh Brent, Henry Melton and DeMarcus Lawrence the key names involved.
Lawrence, the rookie pass-rush specialist, has the Cowboys privately very concerned there are injuries to his chest and ribs that figure to be limiting on Thursday. He could be a pregame decision in regard to his availability.
That means more defensive end work from Henry Melton, whose natural position is defensive tackle. However, Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, we’re told, is trying to chess-piece Melton into positions to succeed against the Bears offensive line.
The Cowboys are, meanwhile, trying to light a motivational fire under Melton. Tonight against his old team might be the time.
And Josh Brent, much ballyhooed in the last two weeks by the national media despite the fact that he’s been nothing but a scout-teamer during that period, is finally elevating himself toward game-day activation, we’re told. Brent is working as the No. 2 man at the 1-technique, with Terrell McClain making room for him by shifting over to the backup 3-technique defensive tackle.
Nick Hayden (1-tech) and Tyrone Crawford (very disruptive at 3-tech) figure to start. But Brent should be part of the “second wave.’’ Melton, the former Bear, needs to be a major factor. George Selvie (thumb) might be limited, causing Anthony Spencer to play more snaps. And the rookie Lawrence may not be a factor at all.
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Not in the last four years has Tony Romo followed up a multi-interception game by having another one the next week. That's part of the optimism for tonight, and part of Mark Lane's popular "Cowboys 100'' series. Get all the facts and figures, with tons of original CowboysHQ research, here.
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“That was disappointing when I look back on it. Just disappointing in some throws that I wouldn’t normally miss. The natural things that take over weren’t as exact as they normally are and I need to do a better job at that. I’ll make sure of that this week.” -- Romo on rebounding from last week's loss to the Eagles and looking forward to tonight in Chicago.
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