Dallas Cowboys 2011 Defensive Coordinator Options: Dom Capers?

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At the request of some readers, I wanted to take a quick look at the Cowboys’ search for a defensive coordinator. We’ve heard the names Vic Fangio and Greg Manusky a lot recently; both guys are Dom Capers disciples with 3-4 experience.  Fangio was the defensive coordinator for Stanford last season, while Manusky ran the 49ers’ defense.
Anyway, DMN recently posted the stats for Fangio, Manusky, and current Cowboys coordinator Paul Pasqualoni (in terms of final PPG, sacks, and takeaways for each season).  Note that these numbers can be misleading due to the talent on each team, but I’m more concerned with each coordinator’s progress, NOT the actual defensive ranking.  We see the following:
Manusky took the Niners’ defense from 20th to 16th in PPG over his four seasons, with two of the three non-initial seasons being an improvement over the first.  The average improvement for his squad was 5.7 games over thos...

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