Turnover battle critical for Cowboys

New defensive coaches hammering home the importance of forcing takeaways

Updated: May 15, 2013, 6:19 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Coaches will try just about anything to get a point across.

Monte Kiffin is no different.

A football is attached to the wall near the entrance to the defense/special-teams meeting room inside the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch facility. As the players walk to their seats, they have to swipe at the ball. As they leave the room, they have to do the same thing.

"Punch in, punch out," linebackers coach Matt Eberflus said.

The "drill" serves as a reminder ...

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