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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:12:47 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is confident that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be able to turn things around for the Cowboys defense. "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 said. "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.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:47:47 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is not disappointed in defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:17:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he won't shake up the coaching staff during the team's bye week in Week 11. Jones said defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin won't be fired and head coach Jason Garrett won't take the play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. The Cowboys were held to 193 yards of total offense in their Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The team's defense ranks last in the league with an average of 439.8 yards per game. Jones believes the team needs to play more man coverage on defense. "You need to probably man up more in the secondary than we've been doing, rather than relying on zone," Jones said. "Because if we can't get pressure and we're relying on the traditional zone as you might mentally picture it, then that's a recipe for what happened to us the other night."
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:54:31 -0700
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne is happy with new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, and that Kiffin's age is not a factor for him. "I hear guys saying he's too old, and we should be wearing leather helmets and all that type of stuff," Claiborne said. "If you go into the meetings with him and on the field with this guy, you'd think he was 27 years old. He runs around. He's always upbeat, and we feed off of that. He's always screaming, hollering, jumping around like he's 27 years old."
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:09:33 -0700
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr has played for four different defensive coordinators in his five years in the league. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be his fifth coordinator to work under. "I've been playing for different coaches, different schemes pretty much my whole career in the NFL," Carr said. "I feel like it's kind of adding to my versatility. It's all about learning and trying to grasp whatever's thrown at me."
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:10:13 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys are likely to take a close look at defensive tackles at the draft combine this week. With Monte Kiffin taking over the defense, the Cowboys may look to find a Warren Sapp type player in the draft, which is good news since this is deep draft in that position according to Mel Kiper. "It's a loaded group," Kiper said. "You can also find defensive tackles in rounds two, three and four. If you need nose tackles, if you need three-techniques, you got it all covered in this draft."
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:31:45 -0800
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin has told players to watch tape of the Seattle Seahawks defense to receive an idea of what his defense will look like in 2013. "I kind of asked him what our philosophy and what the look of our defense was going to be, and as a prime example he said, 'Go see Seattle film and you'll probably learn a lot from those guys and just watch how they move on the field.'" CB Brandon Carr said. "That's some homework for me to do for the next couple of weeks."
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:34:01 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was head coach Jason Garrett's personal choice. "He basically sat down and said 'Here's the kind of coach I want,'" Jones said. "He did the evaluation. He basically said, 'Jerry, here's who I want to get.'"
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:08:20 -0800
Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher said he could play either defensive end or tackle in the team's scheme under defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Hatcher figures to be an important part of the defense in 2013. "He still doesn't know where I'm going to play yet," Hatcher said of Kiffin. "I don't know if I'm going to be the Warren Sapp in his 4-3 defense or not. He does have high hopes for me. I'm going to be a big part of this defense, so I'm excited about this role I'll have in this upcoming season. I'm going to embrace it and be the best I can be." If Hatcher plays inside he might have to stay at about 295 pounds to deal with the pounding of taking on opposing guards and centers. Hatcher is at 295 pounds now; however, he would like to lose some weight if he plays off the edge.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:19:13 -0800
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is reportedly hopeful of getting Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli to join his staff, although it is uncertain in what capacity he would possibly serve.
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