Cowboys Playbooks: Football 101

A collection of articles dissecting Monte Kiffin's playbook and other general schemes and football education.

On The Chalkboard: The Dagger Concept

103

Let's take a look at how teams will try to attack the middle of the field against the Cowboys new defensive scheme under Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin.

On The Chalkboard: Attacking Cover 2 pt 2

21

Let's take a look at a play-action scheme designed to gain chunk yardage against Cover 2 defenses.

Where's the Will?

34

Let's look at two examples of defensive fronts we will see from the Dallas Cowboys in 2013 to discover a nuance in the new 4-3 scheme.

Inside Kiffin's Playbook: Rushmen Summer Drills

35

Take a look at how the Cowboys will be drilling their defensive line this offseason with a look at Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli's prescribed position drills.

Inside Kiffin's Playbook: The Nickel

100

Behind the base set, the Nickel is where the team will spend a large portion of its time defending modern passing offenses. Take a look at how Monte Kiffin runs it.

On The Chalkboard: Tampa Two

73

Let's take our first trip to the chalk board and examine what will be the Cowboys' base coverage under new DC Monte Kiffin.

Inside Kiffin's Playbook: Nickel+Dime DLine Games

83

Examine the Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli approach to pressuring the quarterback with a mere four-man rush.

Inside Kiffin's Defensive Line Manual

17

How will Rod Marinelli and Monte Kiffin coordinate the Cowboys' Defensive Line? Look inside their Defensive Line Manual and see.

Coverage Schemes vs. Combination Routes

33

Take a look at the myriad "what-if" coverage scenarios detailed in Monte Kiffin's '98 Bucs playbook.

Monte Kiffin's Line Stunts

75

As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to implement Monte Kiffin's 4-3 defense, we take a look at the defensive line stunts from his '98 playbook.

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