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, but memories of his eight sacks in 2016 as a rotational player on the Lions defensive line led the Cowboys to bring him to town this offseason.If Hyder is able to return to that 2016 form, a return to the spot he played that season may have something to do with it. The Lions used Hyder as a defensive tackle last season, but the Cowboys have been playing him at defensive end and that was his primary spot during his big year in Detroit.It’s a move that gets a thumbs up from Hyder.“That’s home for me. It’s more natural for me — playing defensive end,” Hyder said, via the team’s website. “I get to use my athletic ability and get on the edge and rush the passer. That’s what I’m looking forward to doing Jeff Heath Jersey
, more than just being right on the nose.”The Cowboys traded for Robert Quinn and drafted Joe Jackson in the fifth round to go with DeMarcus Lawrence at defensive end, but Randy Gregory‘s suspension and the failure of Taco Charlton to emerge could leave an opening for Hyder to make an impact up front in Dallas. The Cowboys hope to get Randy Gregory, who is indefinitely suspended, back on the roster before the start of the season. Even if they don’t, the Cowboys are covered by the acquisition of Robert Quinn from the Dolphins.Dallas has what defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli affectionately calls “racing lizards” at defensive end with DeMarcus Lawrence on the left and Quinn on the right. “He’s got some juice Tyrone Crawford Color Rush Jersey
,” Marinelli said of Quinn. “He’s got that first step. He’s an established pass rusher in this league, so he’s going to bring some good stuff for us.”Jason Garrett often refers to “the right kind of guy.” Quinn, whom the Cowboys acquired for a sixth-round pick, so far has defined the term.“I just think he’s got his priorities right,” Marinelli said. “He learns. He fit right in with effort and how he hustles. You work with a guy like that; you don’t work against him.“He’s got a really nice edge to him https://www.dallascowboysfanshop.com/Tr ... ick-Jersey
, and he’s proven that over the years. He’s quiet. He listens really well. He comes out and knows what he’s doing. I really like that about him.”Marinelli has pushed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee to consider Simeon Rice as a candidate for Canton. Although Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp have busts in the Hall of Fame and John Lynch has been a finalist, Rice has not gained serious consideration despite how important his addition to the Bucs in 2001 was to their winning the Super Bowl a year later.Marinelli, the Bucs defensive line coach from 1996-2005, brings up Rice’s name when talking about Quinn. He has had Quinn watch film of Rice, showing Quinn what he wants from his defensive ends.Rice had 11 sacks in his first season with Tampa Bay after 7.5 in his final season in Arizona.Quinn Randy Gregory Jersey
, 29, has not had double-digit sacks since 2014, the last time he earned Pro Bowl honors, and he had 6.5 in his only season in Miami. He should have plenty of motivation having had two teams trade him the past two offseasons and now entering the final year of his contract.