It would seem that the wave of personnel changes happening at Valley ranch this offseason is a sort of tacit admission, on the part of Jerry Jones and co., that there were some missteps made in building the Dallas Cowboys as we’ve come to know them. But Jones insists that head coach Jason Garrett has done a good job of building a foundation, and that the recent moves were made in order to build on it.
“Although it might appear differently, we’re building off of all the plusses of that foundation,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The direction that we’re going might be misinterpreted with the changes we’re making in different areas, that we’re throwing out everything we’ve done over the last few years. That’s not the case.
“We’re actually building on it. It’s a coordinated effort. Obviously every decision we’ve made, for instance over on the defensive side of the ball, Jason Garrett is not just a part of it, but he’s a focal point of making that decision, and we obviously are concurring every step of the way.”
So far this offseason, the Cowboys have a new defensive coordinator (who will install a brand new defense) in Monte Kiffin and a new defensive line coach in Rod Marinelli. They are still looking for a new running backs coach, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.
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