After taking in rookie mini-camp on Friday afternoon, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was convinced as ever that new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was the right man for the job.
“He’s the perfect combination of, not dumbing it down, but getting us at the right level of the playbook,” Jones said of Kiffin, per the Dallas Morning News. “Having come from college, having had the background he’s had, plus what we need, which was probably a reduced amount of things to do out there with the veteran players we have. That’s not to criticize anybody. That’s a common goal, a common criticism of coaches. But I think he’s the ideal fit for that.”
Indeed, one of the things Kiffin has been praised for so much around Valley Ranch this offseason is the relative simplicity of his defense which, it’s presumed, allow the Cowboys pass rushers to pin their ears back and get after the quarterback. This comes after Rob Ryan’s 3-4 system, which was noted for its use of any number of exotic schemes.
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