The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly eyeing Monte Kiffin as a potential replacement for recently fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Cowboys have some interest in Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator, according to a team source.
If the Cowboys were to hire Kiffin, it would signal a switch from the 3-4 defense to a 4-3 approach, according to Rapoport.
Kiffin is most known for his successful run as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator from 1996 through 2008. Following his stint in the NFL, Kiffin joined his son, Lane, at Tennessee and USC as defensive coordinator. He resigned from USC following their recent bowl game to pursue opportunities in the NFL.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was a reserve quarterback for the Bucs during Kiffin’s time as defensive coordinator. Beyond Dallas, the Kansas City Chiefs are another team that is reportedly interested in the 72-year-old Kiffin.