Jason Garrett: 'Our defense was outstanding'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett asked his defense to close the show Sunday afternoon.

And when the Carolina Panthers' last efforts of the day were exhausted, it was the Cowboys' defense that secured a 19-14 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

"We trust our defense immensely," Garrett said. "Our defense was outstanding."

This 2012 season is becoming more about Rob Ryan and his defense than what Garrett is trying to do with the offense.

We're two months into the season, and the Cowboys finally made the adjustments necessary to win a game they desperately needed.

It started with the secondary finally getting a turnover. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's end zone pass in the second quarter was intercepted by 2012 first-round pick Morris Claiborne.

His pick was the first by the Cowboys' secondary in 333 pass attempts.

Shocking as that sounds, it's true.

"It's good just to get on the board," secondary coach Jerome Henderson said. "And hopefully now they'll come in bunches."

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