According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says the main reason defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired is because they didn’t force enough turnovers on defense this past season.
“The Bears had 44 takeaways. We had 16. That’s 28 more opportunities with the ball,” Garrett said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. “Give me some of those 28 opportunities. That’s something that we really sat back and thought a lot about, had a lot of discussions about – what’s the best way to try to achieve that, and then, ‘OK, you want to do that, now who are the guys who can help implement that?’ ”
Garrett is excited they brought in Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli.
“We feel great about Monte and Rod, added to the other the guys on our defensive staff who we really like,” Garrett said. “And then similarly we have to do the same kinds of things on offense. Let’s address some of the things that we think we can get better at with these staff moves. And that’s certainly why we’re here.”