Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the biggest surprise to him this season is how bad the defense has played. The Cowboys defense is on pace to set records for most yards and most points allowed in club history. Jones hired Wade Phillips four years ago to fix the defense and now he's gone and the defense is broken worst than its ever been.
"It’s inconceivable candidly that we have our defensive issues that we have this year," Jones said. "I wouldn’t have thought it. It was frankly, to me we were in much better shape there. But you could say that about the overall team. Still, I thought all along our whole strategy with Wade as head coach was we’ve got a really outstanding defensive coordinator and I wouldn’t say that he’s not. But the entire strategy was based upon being really sound on defense. We drafted toward that defensive team strongly. I’m going to use the plusses we’ve got over there and the foundation that we’ve got, the system we’re in. I’m going to use that to getting us back up and running quick."
Jones, however, said he committed to running the 3-4 defense and will choose a coordinator for next season accordingly.