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Woodson rips Cowboys D: 'Garbage at tackling'

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08:08 AM ET 06.20 | Count Darren Woodson among those unimpressed by some elements of today's game. [Once, a] missed tackle equated to week-long shame Woodson believes no longer exists. At Arizona State, linebackers coach Lovie Smith rode him for any missed tackle. In the NFL, Woodson ensured the Cowboys maintained the same pride. "The guy made the catch but the RAC yards weren't there," Woodson said. ... "[Now, nobody's] embarrassed if they miss a tackle." Maybe there's a curmudgeon, uphill-both-ways undertone in any former player's voice. Butler calls the state of tackling today "embarrassing," adding that Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson could score every week if he wanted. Woodson? The Cowboys "are garbage at tackling," he said. "They won't hit a soul."

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June 20, 2012  08:12 AM ET

he Cowboys are garbage

Well put Darren

June 20, 2012  08:13 AM ET

I still think of Revis taking on Tebow in Denver last season. Pretty sad when you can't bring down a quarterback. Even worse when you don't even try.

June 20, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Who's Butler?

June 20, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Tim is a handful to tackle but yeah Revis really did look like a punk on that play

June 20, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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Who's Butler?

The guy who brings the drinks?

June 20, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Lovie Smith ripped into a player about poor tackling? Is this the same Lovie that does not even practice or teach proper tackling technics to his players?

June 20, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Don't hold back Darren, tell us how you really feel.

June 20, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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The guy who brings the drinks?

The butler did it. The Cowboys defense didn't.

June 20, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The butler did it. The Cowboys defense didn't.

Somebody had to

June 20, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The butler did it. The Cowboys defense didn't.

Yeah they probably would have a hard time even serving drinks

June 20, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Dallas has had issues on defense, tackling is one of them, they lost a Couple of Games last year on Clock Management and Poor Coaching! You gotta believe in your Coach, it doesn't help when he starts giving away games, the players might feel that it kinda doesnt want you to make that tackle! Accountability is a two way Street!!!

June 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Well we have hope for Rob Ryan's defense but to be honest I'm not sold on anyone coming out of that gene pool. Seems there are some missing or misaligned chromosomes in that family.

June 20, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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I'm not sold on anyone coming out of that gene pool.

Rob and Rex jumped in the gene pool and splashed it dry.

June 20, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Any hard hit nowadays to separate the receiver and the ball results in a penalty, fine and or suspension, could that be the reason for poor tackling?

June 20, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Any hard hit nowadays to separate the receiver and the ball results in a penalty, fine and or suspension, could that be the reason for poor tackling?

Ding Ding Ding we have a winner!!

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