Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher told The Ben and Skin Show on 103.3 [KESN-FM] that he doesn’t know where he’ll play in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 defense.
“He still doesn’t know where I’m going to play yet,” Hatcher said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know if I’m going to be the Warren Sapp in his 4-3 defense or not. He does have high hopes for me. I’m going to be a big part of this defense, so I’m excited about this role I’ll have in this upcoming season. I’m going to embrace it and be the best I can be.”
Hatcher said they ran a variation of the 4-3 with Rob Ryan.
“It’s just some different technique stuff that we got to work out, get our footwork back, get used to getting off the ball, getting up-field, instead of reading somebody,” Hatcher said. “We can attack more now, so it won’t be much different. I’m looking forward to it. That’s the way I played in college, just get up field and attack people. I think that’s something I’ll benefit well from.
“I’m excited about this defense, so we’ll see where it takes us.”
Hatcher can either play defensive end or defensive tackle. Depending on which position he’s going to play, it would help him get in shape for next season if he knew now.