I think we already know that DeMarcus Ware (254) and Anthony Spencer (250) are going to be undersized DEs with the Cowboys’ move to the 4-3, but I’m not sure there’s an understanding of how big a difference their listed weights compare to the rest of the NFL’s 4-3 defensive ends. Projected starting defensive ends and listed weights, via Ourlads’ depth charts:
- How effectively can the Cowboys stop the run with two very undersized starting DEs?
- Ware and Spencer will be taking on OTs at the point of attack who outweigh them by 50-80 pounds with far more regularity than they were used to in the 3-4. How well will they hold up in the second half of the season?
- And how might that added physical toll affect their ability to rush the passer?
To be determined…