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Friday, September 21, 2012
Josh Freeman sees difference in Cowboys corners

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys played Tampa Bay last December, but with so many changes there’s not much to gain from re-watching a 31-15 win that didn’t even seem that close.

The Cowboys have not made as many changes as the Buccaneers – new coaches, coordinators, influx of free agents and rookies – but Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman isn’t exactly pouring over that film either.

But one change he has noticed is how Cowboys cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne play compared to the style Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins used last winter.

“It definitely looks different,” Freeman said. “I think the corners are playing outstanding. They’re great in man-to-man coverage. They understand their role in zone. You see them doing a lot of things that extremely talented corners in this league do. It’s going to be a great challenge. We’re excited. I’m excited to play against a remodeled, yet still extremely talented secondary.”