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Fundamentals, a return to fundamentals, was stressed by Jerry over and over. Hello Monte Kiffin, the new Defensive Coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys. If there was a Mt. Rushmore for Defensive gurus in the NFL for the last twenty years the faces on that monument would undoubtedly be Bill Belichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots; Dick LeBeau, the Defensive Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers; the late Jim Johnson, former Defensive Coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Cowboys new head man on that side of the ball, Monte Kiffin.

Oct 4, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin during the game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. USC defeated Utah 38-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Kiffin was a two way player in college at Nebraska. He played on both lines as a Tackle. After leaving the Cornhuskers he spent a year in the Canadian Football League before returning to Nebraska as a Graduate Assistant in 1966. If you are good at math you undoubtedly already figured out that 2013 will be Kiffin’s 48th season in the coaching ranks.

He’s been all over the football map, always on the Defensive side of the football, with only a brief three year window as  a Head Coach at North Carolina State.  He’s never wanted to be the big chief, but as a Defensive mind in today’s NFL there are few who are bigger than Kiffin. Only the two remaining members of the grand slam I named above are in his league as a Defensive Coach. His specialty as a Coach according to his one time great player John Lynch, is simplifying the game down to fundamentals and getting you ready to play.

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  • NY199827

    for the man to fire Rob Ryan, and hire some 72yr old defense guy from USC tells me he has no interest in improving this team! to say he wouldn’t hire Lovie smith because he might out shine Garrett tells me he has lost his mind. the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results!!!!!

  • NY199827

    Jason Garrett is not moving forward, and is not a play caller,Tony Romo is not and will never be a big game QB, he’s a paper QB HAS ALL THE STATS AND ALL THE BIG GAME CHOKES I would rather have Roger or Troy over Romo in any big game stats be dam!!

  • ‘mericas_team2013

    “Good coaches know how to use good players, and good players know how to play in a system”- Thats all that I believe most fans are asking for. Rob Ryan couldnt do it Jason Garrett doesnt do it, got a DC(not a guy I was at all interested in or happy about but hey…) now we need to turn the play calling over to someone who knows how to use Romo to his strengths.

  • BajaJohn1

    Jerry has made many questionable decisions, but firing Ryan is not one of them. Defensive players appeared loathe to tackle. On offensive, Jerry has contributed mightily in hindering Romo’s being considered for the Hall of Fame’ the reason is that while Jerry likes flashy offensive players, his offensive line is the worst in the NFL. Team strength is always on the O line offensively and the same on Defense.

  • Truth

    Wow….so he really said that….wow. The nerve, audacity, intelligence…..or rather, should I say the insanity of Jerry always on display here. We assume quite easily many of times, but to confirm by and through the horses mouth itself or himself, is outrageously self revealing.
    Jerry, Jerry….o’ where are thou? lol.