The Dallas Cowboys currently rank dead last in the NFL in total defense, but Jerry Jones hasn’t lost any faith in first-year defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
“I like, and have liked for years, where he’s trying to go with this defense,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I like if we were going to have somebody take us where we are with our personnel, for better or for worse, where we are in the bye week, what adjustments we needed to make, getting these guys that are coming back healthy, there’s nobody in coaching I’d rather have managing that than Monte Kiffin on defense. Nobody.”
Seemingly each week this year, the Cowboys defense sets some dubious franchise record, the latest being an NFL-record 40 first downs allowed in the loss to the New Orleans Saints. Dallas has allowed an average of 439.8 yards per game, on pace for the worst defensive season in franchise history.
But due in part to the wave of injuries that have hit the defense, Jones says he isn’t disappointed in the job done by Kiffin.
“No, I’m not at all,” Jones said. “I understand his situation.”
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