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Cowboys' hesitant D under pressure

Rob Ryan's underperforming group needs to catch up in remaining games

Updated: December 5, 2012, 4:19 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Cowboys' defense is under siege.

In the last 22 drives it has defended, the unit has allowed 11 scores, including eight touchdowns.

It doesn't matter what quarterback the Cowboys face; defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is not going after him. He's not sending five or six defenders at rookies or veterans. He's going to be conservative with four, maybe five pass rushers.

Whatever he's doing is not working. It doesn't look good when DeMarcus Ware knocks rookie quarterback ...

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