Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Monte Kiffin: ‘There’s nobody I’d rather have’
The Dallas Cowboys defense have given up 490 yards or more in a game five times this season and currently are ranked dead last in the league in total defense.
Despite those stats, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones says he stands by Monte Kiffin, the defensive coordinator who is in his first season with the team.
“He takes it personally; it’s hard on him,” Jones said on radio show Tuesday. “Very hard on him. He’s been doing this a long time.
“At his age , he’s had a lot of different experiences. With all of that in mind, he’s just got a resolve and he doesn’t in any way reject the responsibility. As a matter of fact, he invites it all on himself.”
The Cowboys still have a shot at the playoffs. At 7-6, they are one game out of first place in the NFC East and face Green Bay, Washington and division-leading Philadelphia in their final three games.
“To fix what we’re doing, there’s nobody I’d rather have than [Kiffin] and Rod Marinelli,” Jones said. “First of all, [Kiffin] knows what’s happening more than anyone. If there are adjustments to be made, he’s the right man for the job.”