The hiring of Monte Kiffin as the Dallas’ new defensive coordinator is being lauded by at least one of the architects of the Cowboys’ championship run of the early- to mid-1990s.
Larry Lacewell served as the Cowboys’ scouting director from 1992-2004, a span in which the team won three Super Bowls, and he believes that the Kiffin hire was the best the team has ever made--well, with one fairly obvious exception, anyway.
“Frankly, I think it’s the best hire the Cowboys have ever made,” Lacewell said shortly after the ink on the deal dried, per ESPN Dallas. “Well, other than Jimmy [Johnson].”
As you might guess from his high praise in the wake of the signing, Lacewell and Kiffin are old pals.
“To fall into Monte Kiffin is just a gift,” said Lacewell. “To pull this off is just a coup. Whoever thought of this was real smart.”
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