Despite the fact that the Cowboys are giving up yards and points at an alarming rate, owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he wouldn’t want anyone but Monte Kiffin as his defensive coordinator right now.
“To fix what we’re doing, there’s nobody I’d rather have than him and Rod Marinelli, and where we are today to get this fixed over the next week, two weeks, three weeks,” Jones said via ProFootballTalk.com. “There’s nobody I’d rather have than him to fix it. First of all, he knows what we’re doing better than anyone, and if there are adjustments to be made, he’s the right man for the job right now.”
Jones believes Kiffin will help them get to the playoffs.
“He takes it personally. It’s hard on him. It’s very hard on him. He’s been doing it a long time at his age and he’s had a lot of different experiences,” Jones said. “He doesn’t in any way reject the responsibility. As a matter of fact, he invites it on himself.”
Jones says they’re disappointed that they’re not a game back of Philly in the NFC East.
“That’s hard to take, and particularly hard to take under the circumstances. We start the weekend off thinking about really having a good situation as far as our next three ballgames are concerned, and now our backs are against the wall and we have a real challenge on Sunday,” Jones said.