The Dallas Cowboys came into the Monday night’s match-up with the Bears in Chicago on pace for the worst defensive season in the franchise’s history, giving up a league-worst 427 yards of offense per game. In the 45-28 loss, the unit outdid themselves.
Not only did the defense surrender 490 yards of offense, they never once forced a punt from the Bears--Chicago scored on every possession until their last, which consisted of a kneel-down with 10 seconds left on the clock. The defense didn’t record a turnover (though they did drop two easy interceptions) and they had just one sack (by DeMarcus Ware), but that came in the fourth quarter, long after the game was out of reach.
Despite all this, Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he remains confident in defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
"To be doing what we're doing and to fix what we're doing, there's nobody I would rather have than him and [defensive line coach] Rod Marinelli," Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, per ESPN Dallas. "Where we are today, to get this fixed over the next, if you would, week or four or five days, the next three weeks, there's nobody I would rather have to get it fixed. First of all, he knows what's happening to us better than anyone. And if there are adjustments to be made, he's the right man for the job right now."
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