New Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin hasn’t had much of a chance to work with his players yet.
But he’s sent out word about what they need to study.
Both defensive lineman Jason Hatcher and cornerback Brandon Carr said during radio interviews on KRLD-FM (via the Dallas Morning News) that Kiffin had told them to watch tape of the Seahawks from this past season for clues about the new 4-3 system he’s installing.
“I kind of asked him what our philosophy and what the look of our defense was going to be, and as a prime example he said, ‘Go see Seattle film and you’ll probably learn a lot from those guys and just watch how they move on the field.’” Carr said. “That’s some homework for me to do for the next couple of weeks.”
The Seahawks led the league in scoring defense at 15.3 points per game and were fourth in yards allowed at 306.2 last season (compared to 25.0 and 355.4 per game for the Cowboys), making them a good example to learn from.
Of course, Kiffin could have as easily suggested his old Buccaneers defenses, but it’s probably easier for this generation of players to find high definition video of last year’s Seahawks.