Even after watching the Cowboys defense allow 625 yards and an NFL Record 40 first downs to the Saints in last Sunday’s 49-17 loss in New Orleans, Jason Garrett says he remains confident in Monte Kiffin to right the ship.
“We have to get better in some other areas,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Health has been a huge factor on defense. It’s not an excuse, but its been a huge factor. We are playing a lot of different guys, a lot of new guys, a lot of young guys. That’s part of it. That’s where we are. We have to make sure it works. I have the utmost confidence in Kiffin and the defense to help get that done.”
Garrett admits that one of the chief factors in his unwavering confidence in Kiffin is the turnovers he brought to town. Dallas had a total of 19 takeaways in 2012; they have 22 through ten games, this year.
“I keep going back to the takeaways, but that is an important part of the game,” Garrett said. “That is a stat that can’t be unnoticed, because it impacts the game. It impacts our scoring on offense, and that’s a good thing for our football team.”
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