The Dallas Cowboys were called the myth of American sports by Bob Ryan on Around the Horn today but inside his AT&T Xanadu, owner Jerry Jones is trying to calm the masses who just watched his team get pulverized in the freezing cold by the Chicago Bears. The Dallas defense surrendered over 40 points to a Bears team playing it’s backup quarterback but Jones is trying to let everyone know that all is good inside the Jerrydome.
That’s likely why Jones gave defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin a vote of confidence less than 24 hours after his defensive unit was driven into the ground by the Bears. USA Today reports that Kiffin got Jones’ vote of confidence that his job isn’t in danger, but with the Cowboys we never know what’s really going on.
What we do know is that the defense is historically bad and Jones needed to say something about it one way or another. Kiffin used to be a defensive genius in line with the likes of Dick LeBeau back when Kiffin was in Tampa Bay. But that epic defense is nowhere to be found in Dallas which has many people wondering what the problem is.
Jones is assuring Cowboys fans — and Kiffin — that the problem is not the defensive coordinator. In Kiffin’s defense, his unit is missing some key players and the ones that are out there are either below average benchwarmers or are banged up and only running at half speed. Still, the defense is going to be one of the worst we’ve ever seen when the season is done but Kiffin is apparently going to be given the chance to right the ship.
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