The Cowboys have Haley, who can set up and defeat almost any offensive tackle. They have Casillas, who was a two-time Pro Bowl selection for Atlanta. However, you have to go back to 1985 and the Randy White era to find a home-grown Dallas defensive player who has been to a Pro Bowl. "I'd compare the Cowboy defense to Denver's," says Detroit guard Dennis McKnight, an 11-year veteran who spent eight seasons with San Diego and one with Philadelphia. "Quick and sound, with few mistakes. A defense like that can be very good but not dominating."
If you want to talk about dominating teams.... "Years ago when we'd get ready to play the Raiders, we knew that we were going to be hard pressed to get points, hard pressed to get yards, and that we'd wind up with a headache," says McKnight. "And being with the Eagles for a year, I truly felt if we kicked a field goal, we were going to win. It's that allure, when you look at a defense on film and say, 'Man, we've got to get a big play to score a point.' "
"The domination is coming, believe me, it's coming," Wannstedt says. "But right now I'm very thankful for what we've got."