On Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones offered a vote of confidence in defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. On Wednesday, it was head coach Jason Garrett who said, despite the defense’s miserable performance in the Monday night loss to the Bears, he remains highly confident in Kiffin.
"Absolutely," Garrett said, when asked if he still had confidence in his defensive coordinator, per ESPN Dallas. "Well, we just have to go back to work. We have to look at what happened in the ballgame. There were some technical things. There were some scheme things. We just have to make the necessary corrections.”
Against the Bears, the Cowboys surrendered 490 yards of offense and 45 points. They failed to record a turnover--one of the main reasons Kiffin was brought to Dallas--and had just one sack, in garbage time.
Earlier this week, Garrett made a point to point out that the Cowboys defense has a solid track record of bouncing back after bad performances this season. They’ll have to do that again, with the Packers coming to town, whether or not Aaron Rodgers returns.
"Well, we’re certainly in this situation that we’re in, and the challenge is for us to simply do that, as players and as coaches," Garrett said. "So the opportunity is going to happen at 3:25 on Sunday afternoon against the Packers. So, got to learn from this one, make the corrections and get ready to go against the Packers."
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