Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has acknowledged that the Cowboys’ defensive line will have to do everything they can to disrupt Tampa Bay Buccaners quarterback Tom Brady in the season opener.
The Cowboys, who missed out on the playoffs last season, are scheduled to meet the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
Giving Brady a lot of time to operate is a recipe for disaster and the Cowboys are well aware of that.
“You got to make him feel uncomfortable,” Gregory said. “With him he likes to stand tall. You’ve got to make sure you keep bodies around him, even if you’re not hitting him, just being able to get around him, get your hands up, different things like that. Knock him off the spot. Just not really give him a chance to pick us apart as a defense. . . .
“Our main goal as a defensive line is to be disruptive, get in the backfield, and get to the quarterback, and cause issues that way. But just not making him feel like he can drop back and stand in the same spot that he dropped back in.”