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    Keith Smith to Help Cowboys at LB

    With 's status uncertain and not yet ready to return to action, the Cowboys are thin at linebacker ahead of their week four home game against the . Preparing to face a Rams that features the suddenly competent and rejuvenated , the Cowboys are preparing fullback Keith Smith to once again see snaps at LB.

    A converted linebacker to begin with, Smith has made the most of his limited opportunities at FB while also being a critical player. The constant trait needed here is the ability to diagnose plays with a nose for the football, which Smith has certainly done with steady consistency.

    relied heavily on his three-man defensive fronts against the Cardinals in week three, adding numbers to coverage with a healthy back in the fold.

    can potentially expect to see much more of this defensive look on Sunday afternoon to cover up for any deficiencies at LB – with Keith Smith ready to provide his best effort as always.

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    Russ_Te

    Certainly the few reps in the Cowboys offense for a FB, will let Smith do both should he look OK at LB. I like the idea of checking it out, you never know who will catch on at a different position.

    In the late 1980’s Mark Tuinei was a DE for Landry. They moved him to OLT, I believe out of injury need. He turned into a dominant LT who was a big part of the 90’s run attack with Emmett Smith.

    Very similar story with Todd Christensen moving from Cowboys FB, to cut, to a dominant Raiders TE. You never know.

    Wayne A Caddell Jr

    Coach Marinelli is a freaking genius on defense doing more with less. It much be that old US Marine Corp MOJO to improvise, adapt and overcome. If Jerry Jones ever gives Coach Marinelli top defensive draft picks like he had in Chicago to get one of the best defenses in all of football, Dallas will be fantastic