Cowboys defensive coordinator defends record


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Reporters tracked down Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart on Thursday and asked him about the NFC Beast report that head coach Wade Phillips had taken over play-calling duties.

Stewart didn't want to comment on the change, but he did take time to defend his record. Asked whether he thought the defense had been aggressive enough, Stewart said, "Yeah. Ask Kurt Warner how many times he got hit. Ask Donovan McNabb how many times he got hit. I'm just saying, a lot of times if it's a run, you can't really tell if it was a pressure. The thing is, ask the quarterback if he thought we were coming. Ask [Carson] Palmer if he thought we hit him a few times. If anybody knows, I don't think he's played since he played us. Watch the game."