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

Cowboys promote Rod Marinelli to defensive coordinator, name Monte Kiffin assistant HC


Tuesday was a busy day for the Dallas Cowboys, a team trying to fix things fast before 2014 becomes a lost season just like their 2013 campaign. The moves weren’t any large roster moves or gigantic trades, rather the team added some staff and shuffled things around on the sideline.

While the team added Scott Linehan to be the new play caller for Tony Romo, Dallas also made some major changes on defense without firing anyone in the process. Monte Kiffin is out as the defensive coordinator of the Cowboys, but he didn’t get fired or demoted. Kiffin has instead become the Cowboys new assistant head coach while defensive line coach Rod Marinelli has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

The thinking around Dallas was that changes were coming to the coaching staff, but the changes came without anyone technically losing their jobs. Everyone who was employed this morning by the Cowboys are still employed, they just have new titles for the 2014 season.

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