Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters on Monday that “nothing has changed” with regards to the team’s offensive and defensive coordinator positions, per Calvin Watkins.
It appeared as though Dallas was likely to part ways with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin given how much the team’s defense struggled last year, but apparently this idea was premature.
Kiffin, 73, previously told reporters that he has no intention of retiring and there were reports from earlier in the day he was attending the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama representing the team.
The Dallas defense closed out the 2013 season ranked No. 30 against the pass and No. 27 run defense. Furthermore, they had the No. 31 overall ranked defense based on Pro Football Focus’ rating system.
While injuries took a toll this season, but it’s just hard to have a historically bad defensive unit and survive to see another season in the NFL. Jones clearly has faith that Kiffin will be able to show a good deal of improvement next season.