The Dallas Cowboys defense is having the worst season of almost any defense in the history of the NFL. They are on pace to give up the most yards of any defensive unit other than the 2012 New Orleans Saints. However, ESPN reported on Dec. 19 that Dallas defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said he still believes in his defense.
Cowboys' team owner Jerry Jones has been defending Kiffin all season, and even as the embarrassing performances stack up, Jones said he feels that Kiffin can turn this team around.
The one positive point is that the Cowboys can force turnovers in just about any game, but they give up 300 yards to quarterbacks like it is candy on Halloween and even the least experienced quarterbacks can lead their team back from the second largest deficit in Cowboys' history to beat the Dallas Cowboys.
Monte Kiffin is fighting an uphill battle, with injuries to his leading tackler in Sean Lee and one of his top cornerbacks in Morris Claiborne. At the end of the Dallas Cowboys loss to the Green Bay Packers, not one starting linebacker was healthy.
However, even at the start of the season when the team was healthy, they were giving up 300 yards to Eli Manning, someone who has struggled this entire season.
However, Monte Kiffin said the Dallas Cowboys defense is a good one, despite the bad numbers, the embarrassing losses and the miles of yards they have given up this season. He only has two games to prove he can turn it around, or the season will be over with early for Dallas once again.