While everyone is blaming the Dallas Cowboys defensive struggles on the Cover 2 scheme of defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, there is at least one man that is holding the players on the field accountable for not executing.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones, the son of owner and general manager Jerry Jones, sounded off on the performance of the Cowboys players to ESPN and decided to call players out by name.
“You turn on the tape and guys we count on week in and week out didn’t show up,” Jones said. “I don’t know what it was, but we didn’t get it done and I’ve got to believe we can do better than that.
“They’ve all got to be better. Sean Lee has got to be better.Brandon Carr has got to be better. Bruce Carter has got to be better. Jason Hatcher has got to be better. We’ve all got to be better. We’ve got to do a better job when we do have injuries of having better players to get up and be there. It’s an organizational thing. You just have to do better on the defensive side of the ball. If we want to get to where we want to get to we can’t play that type of defense.”
In order to make the season, Dallas is going to need to pull out some big wins over the final stretch of the season and they won’t be able to do that without stepping up their efforts on the defensive side of the ball. If not, they will be watching from home and will go down as one of the worst defenses in NFL history.