Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin watches warm ups before the game against the St. Louis Rams at AT

Jerry Jones give Monte Kiffin a vote of confidence after brutal loss to Bears


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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  • Old Frog

    More snake oil from P T Barnum.

  • Jimmy D

    I’m not even sure what to think or say about this.
    Obviously what I’m taking from this is, Jerry is going to draft a full backup, punter and another tight end with his first 3 picks in the draft.

  • SmartThinking

    It is painfully apparent for anyone who remembers the Landry years that Mr. Jones will do anything, including lie straight to our faces, if he thinks it will prolong his agenda one minute longer. Those Landry years showed fans of the Cowboys a true class sports franchise management team where honesty was actually valued over ticket sales.

    Whether Kiffin stays or Kiffin goes is not the real issue. Jones has built every brick of this team by his own hand. If Kiffin and his defensive system is a failure, it’s on Jones for putting It in place.

    There’s no excuse for Dallas fans to have to listen to the daily disinformation Jones belches firsthand to an eagerly awaiting sports media. We’ve taken enough from this man.

    Jones may be God’s gift to the business world, which, in my estimation is a gross overstatement, but he has a black thumb when it comes to running a sports franchise.

    If we as fans place any value on the Cowboys and what they used to represent, it may be time for us to make ourselves heard to the media and to other fans who might agree with our position that Jones has squandered this team’s winning history.

    Does anyone else agree that something demonstrative needs to be done to get Mr. Jones’ and the media’s attention? If so, I’d like to see your reply here.