The Dallas Cowboys hired Monte Kiffin after the season to come in and take over a defensive unit that was a major disappointment last year. While Kiffin has a lot of experience and brings an old-school approach that could be hard for his younger players to relate to, cornerback Brandon Carr said that he is very excited about the potential this new defense will have thanks to Kiffin.
“He seemed like an old-school ball coach, a no-nonsense guy that makes everyone out there accountable for their actions,” Carr said, per the Dallas Morning News. “The short meeting that we had he gave me a lot of information and insight. He let his enthusiasm rub off on me.”
While Carr is excited for the team’s new defense, he understands that there will be a transition period as the team moves from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 with Kiffin’s signature Cover Two coverage scheme.
“As far as going from a 3-4 to a 4-3, I guess only time will tell where this progresses,” Carr said. “Just talking to the guys, everybody has a good attitude and we’re eager to get back at it.”
Hopefully that positive attitude going around in Dallas will translate to some on-field success in 2013.