The Dallas Cowboys made defensive coordinator Rob Ryan the scapegoat for the 2012 season, when the defense was plagued with injuries and they finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs. Fast forward to the end of 2013 and new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin’s defense was one of the worst in league and franchise history, and again it was a unit plagued with injuries.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is standing by Kiffin and preaching patience. Kiffin is reiterating the same ideas.
“It takes time sometimes,” Kiffin said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We were in a new system and we had some injuries. It was a combination of both. Still, were we excited about last year? No. But we’re going to get better. I can tell you that right now.”
Injuries certainly played a role in the Cowboys season. They need to address some personnel issues on their defense mainly with their defensive line. They tried to make do with personnel better fitted for a 3-4 and need tackles. Look for them to address it in the draft since they’re over the cap and free agency is likely out of the question.
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