5 Reasons Why Firing DC Monte Kiffin is a Bad Idea

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Oct 21, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Dallas Cowboys helmet lays on the field prior to the start of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

A Dallas Cowboys defense that accomplishes as little as it has during the 2013 NFL regular season sure creates some material to write about. It’s one of those phenomenons that are rarely seen throughout the NFL each year—but this one’s a little more unique. It has a more lengthy duration amidst recent and significant changes and also includes people, players and decisions that leave Dallas Nation simply scratching their heads, or even throwing fists into the walls of houses.

Well, I hate to promote real-estate abuse, or at least more than is already present in the United States and abroad, but it’s important to point out that a bruised or broken wrist will heal. But can we say the same thing about this Dallas defense that just continues to stink year after year? I don’t see too much healing going on there.

The fact is that the Dallas defense is pretty awful. It’s been this way since the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas.

Since that somewhat surprising victory, first year defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin has been under fire while leading a defense that sure seems to give up a bunch of yards to opposing offenses from wherever and lead by whoever.

If you enjoyed at least half of last Monday night’s incredible destruction of the Dallas defense, you might have noticed that this unit can’t do much of anything very well.

In the aftermath, we now have calls for the head of Kiffin before the season is even up.

Not so fast.

Kiffin’s credentials are unquestioned in any NFL discussion and his departure would only be justified in the event he chooses to retire, thus clearing the way for defensive line coach Rod Marinelli to move into the vacated DC position.

Otherwise, Kiffin needs to remain, period.

Here’s five reasons that Kiffin should definitely remain as Dallas’ defensive coordinator, if he so chooses. After all, he’s not exactly a spring-chipper.

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