The Cowboys’ defense has just one interception this season, dead last in the NFL, and with three fumbles recovered they rank 31st in the league overall in takeaways. So Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says he’s changing the terminology on defense.
Ryan told reporters that he wants his players to stop thinking about “turnovers” and start thinking about “takeovers.”
“Obviously we’re not good at getting turnovers,” Ryan said, via the Dallas Morning News. “So we’re going to get ‘takeovers’ this week. We changed the name so I think we’ll do much better.”
Ryan said he’s confident that the Cowboys’ defense is going to turn things around, starting Sunday against the Panthers.
“We’ve got a sound defense,” Ryan said. “We’ve got great players. We’re not turning people loose. We do a great job. The takeovers are coming.”
If the takeovers don’t come, the Cowboys may have some turnover in the coaching staff after the season.