Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin (right) talks with owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT

Is The Cowboys Keeping Monte Kiffin A Mistake?

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Here’s today’s poll question: 

Is The Cowboys Keeping of Monte Kiffin A Mistake?

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Here’s my take:

“I believe the answer is yes. This is the coordinator that is responsible for putting the worst defense in Cowboys history on the field. With the previous defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan, having success in New Orleans; I think it further proves just how far we’ve regressed under Kiffin. There are plenty of great defensive coordinator candidates out there, most notably current Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli.“

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  • Old Frog

    Would we still have had the worst defense in the NFL without all the injuries? It’s hard to blame any coach who was so encumbered by injured players. Watching the Colts – Chiefs game, who was responsible for allowing the offenses to put up 99 points and over 1000 yards? The DCs for calling bad plays? The secondaries for allowing receptions? The D lines for not providing an effective pass rush? Was it the coaches or the players?

    • Jared Watson

      We had just as many injuries if not more last year and played better, we looked better too. Ryan was not the problem last year and if he’d returned this year we would have been improved IMHO. ANY coach with ANY ego is not given ANY chance with Mr. Jones, even if he does nothing but win, as in Jimmy Johnson’s case. Ryan and Jimmy are cut from the same cloth in that regard, kinda brash some might say. Certainly type A individuals not unlike Jones himself. Kiffen and Garrett too for that matter, are polar opposites.

  • Charlie Anderson

    Yes,the Kiffin Defense did not Work for Dallas. We lost a Damn Good DCo-ord in Ryan. Even Phillips is Avail.Now.

  • Gabriel Mora

    I know they had a lot of injuries, but that didn’t try to run different options. If the game plan was working , they would change it and it cost several games this season, and if it didn’t work they left it the same, that was all on the coaching staff.

  • Jack Farguson

    We just changed to a new scheme, that didn’t fit the players we had. It is going to take some time.

  • Joe

    Marinelli for DC please!

  • Phillip

    By numbers alone Cowboys started enough players to muster up 4½ defensive line alignments, paired with the fact that this the first year in a 4-3 its unfair to blame Kiffin, i think the Dallas faithful need to relax, i dont quite understand why Ryan was fired, i understand even less why you go from one of the most aggressive takes on the 3-4 to one of the most passive 4-3s – the entire system of the Tampa two is depending on the front 4 getting the pressure, while freeing most of the LB’ers up to cover, and with 18(!!) different players on that unit alone this year, its very very hard to be succesful.