Ayodele should help put the “D” back in Dallas

By Hugo Guzman  |   Tuesday, March 14, 2006  |  Comments( 0 )

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Bill Parcell's plan to reshape the Dallas Cowboys defensive front is starting to come into fruition and it starts at the linebacker position.

Despite losing Dat Nguyen to retirement and Scott Fujita to free agency, the Cowboys should field a very formidable linebacking unit now that they have brought former Jacksonville Jaguars' LB Akin Ayodele. The 6-2, 250 pound local product from Irving McArthur High School in suburban Dallas should pay immediate dividends with his consistency in terms of tackling and his ability to pressure the quarterback. The four-year veteran is coming of a solid season where he collected 72 tackles, three sacks, and four forced fumbles. Teamed up with rookie phenom DeMarcus Ware, Ayodele should help make the Cowboys a formidable pass-rushing defense.

Let's hope that is the case, because Ayodele is getting a fairly hefty five-year, $17 million dollar contract that includes a $5 million signing bonus. Hopefully, he'll earn every dollar on that contract and then some.
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