Sep 22, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin during the game against the California Golden Bears at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated California 27-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Monte Kiffin: Change The Dallas Cowboys Can Believe In?

Only two weeks down in the dreadful offseason. This is easily the worst part of the year for any Cowboy fan. Not to mention it is a lot more difficult coming up with any good story ideas.

All the news this week was about the hiring of Monte Kiffin and what he brings to the table as a defensive coordinator this coming season. There’s lots of debate as to how well suited this team is to switch to a 4-3 defense with the personnel we already have.

Anytime there is change there will most times be a spark of excitement. It’s like going to see the premiere of a movie. Sometimes the hype and adrenaline leading up to the movie is more enjoyable than the actual movie itself. What I’m getting at is that something big has to change in Big D this time around so that this hype doesn’t just make for excitement, but finally lives up to expectations.

Call me crazy folks, but I think the Cowboys have all the pieces in place to be a Super Bowl contender. Poor drafts and bad coaching aren’t crutches we will be able to lean on for much longer.

Something is wrong when no names like Chris Canty and Martellus Bennett are making a huge impact up in New York. What about Stephen Bowen over in D.C. Let’s not forget about Pat McQuistan becoming a serviceable player in Seattle.

I’m not saying these are Hall of Fame players, but why is it that other teams were able to tap into the potential that the Cowboys couldn’t.

Remember Wade Phillips? He has had his Houston Texans defense near the top of the list the past two seasons. I do realize this scenario is a little different seeing as how he was not a defensive coordinator here in Dallas, but still wouldn’t that influence even have been felt even just a little bit?

I’m saying that I feel the pieces are in place. There is something much more wrong in Dallas than just personnel, or game plans, or anything of that nature. The mentality is broken in a bad way and it has to be fixed.

Looks like Jerry brought in a new toy in Monte Kiffin to change things up. Maybe he’s the one tweak that will bring out the best potential from everyone in the organization. That’s pretty wishful thinking, and I’m sorry Monte to put all that pressure on your shoulders. All I can say though is that until winning becomes an expectation again, the nightmare in Dallas will continue.

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