The Dallas Cowboys made defensive coordinator Rob Ryan the scapegoat for their mediocre 8-8 season last year. The problem was an “overly complicated” scheme. They brought in Monte Kiffin to replace him.
In the aftermath of the loss to the Bears, Jones said he wants more risk taking in the defense. That sounds more like a Ryan defense than a Kiffin defense.
“I’m not talking about philosophy or I’m not talking about technique,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “What I’m talking about is within what you saw out there (Monday night), there were times that we took more risk. They hit us on one when we were taking risks and actually scored a touchdown when we were taking more risk, but my quick first blush is we need to take more risks. A more conservative approach like (Monday), the results are probably going to be about the same, so we might as well try to somehow get more turnovers.”
“They gave us a lot of problems,” Jones said of the Bears. “They’re a good offensive team and we suffered because of it. They took us out of our offense. That’s the story of the game. But, on the short week, we’ve got to really turn around (for Green Bay on Sunday). What we told the players, the team’s got to do it. We’ve got to look for a way with whatever gimmick, whatever plan that we can to get the ball and get some either turnovers or get some possessions. Did we ever stop them one time tonight? Didn’t they score every time? Yeah, scored every time. That says it all. We’ve got to try to do something different.”