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

Monte Kiffin: Cowboys will get better, it takes time sometimes


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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  • SmartThinking

    The guy’s like 300 years old! He’s been coaching for 200 of those!

    How many more years does he have left? And how many years will it take to rebuild the defense into a powerhouse?

    Waddaya bet Kiffin won’t be around to see that day!

  • Juanito Juanito

    hope jerry will not be there to see it

  • Tom

    There is a Saying about the Definition of Insanity being doing things the same way and expecting different results. Fan since I was 8 years old in 1960 and have finally just lost interest. Glad I live in KC these days and I have the Chiefs to look forward too. Jerry will never step down and even if he does more Jones are waiting in the wings. I don’t think I will live long enough to see Da Boys in another Super Bowl. Glad I got to go to Phoenix Game when I did.