Dallas Cowboys 2013 Season Preview: Why the 4-3 Defense Will Be Key

July 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys' switch to the 4-3 defense will be key to their success in the 2013 NFL season.
Last season, the Cowboys lost five of eight games by one possession or less. In those five games, the 'Boys gave up an average of 30.2 points. To put this into a small perspective, the Tennessee Titans gave up the most points per game at 29.4 during the regular season. But of the 10 Titans losses, they lost three of those games by one possession.
Putting the roller coaster ride that was the offense aside, the defense needed to be better in 2012's key losses. After the season, Jerry Jones fired Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and hired Monte Kiffin.
Now, enter the 4-3 defense.
Kiffin is an innovator of the 4-3 and the father of the "Tampa 2" that sprawls from this defensive scheme.
The 4-3 is sure to benefit many of the defensive players and will be key to the 2013 season. Here's the importance of this defense to the Cowboys.
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