Cowboys name Monte Kiffin DC

Todd Archer has the story on Rob Ryan's replacement in Dallas:

IRVING, Texas -- Three days after firing Rob Ryan, the Dallas Cowboys have hired Monte Kiffin as their new defensive coordinator, according to sources.

Kiffin, who turns 73 in February, resigned as Southern Cal's defensive coordinator last month after spending four years on his son Lane's staffs at USC and Tennessee. He spent 26 years as an NFL assistant coach, including a 13-year run as Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator before returning to college football in 2009.

When he left the Trojans he cited a desire to return to the NFL.

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