Dallas Cowboys offensive and defensive coordinators Bill Callahan and Monte Kiffin exited a disappointing 2013 season with much hotter seats than head coach Jason Garrett, who isn’t as much to blame as the previous two names and wasn’t going to fired due to his status as Jerry Jones’s “puppet”. It was reported soon after the Cowboys season ended that Kiffin would be fired after running the Tampa 2 scheme despite unfit personnel and the fact that running the Tampa 2 doesn’t real work anymore. Although the Cowboys didn’t exactly have the best talent on defense, Kiffin made them look worse.
Callahan was also on the hot seat for his play-calling, as Jones turned play-calling duties over to Callahan following the 2012 season in the hopes that he would do a better job than Garrett. That decision looked bad at the time, and it didn’t look good in practice either. Although the Cowboys offense was great thanks to excellent play from Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray, and star left tackle Tyron Smith, the Cowboys offense could have been even better had the team committed to run more.
The Cowboys 2013 season was a year of missed opportunities and featured some moments where the team shot themselves in the foot, with the collapse against the Green Bay Packers being the most prominent of them. Despite the failures of both of their coordinators, Jerry Jones is leaving his staff intact and is not going to fire either. It is possible that Kiffin could get fired before the 2014 season starts, but that doesn’t seem likely at this juncture.
CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora reports that not only has Jones resisted calls to fire members of the coaching staff, but he is also maintaining the status quo when it comes to Bill Callahan calling plays. He’ll continue to call plays next year, and it looks like both he and Kiffin will remain members of the Dallas Cowboys organization.