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Phillips: Schemes OK, but mentality isn't

Updated: October 13, 2009, 2:55 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Don't blame the schemes for the clutch failures of the Dallas Cowboys' defense.

The Cowboys have been terrible in two-minute drill situations this season at the end of games. They have resulted in losses against the New York Giants and Denver Broncos and allowed the winless Kansas City Chiefs to force overtime.

However, Phillips has hard evidence that proves the substitution (nickel and dime) packages the Cowboys have used during those key drives can be effective. ...

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