Originally Posted by erod
The 3-4 got fired. Dallas hasn't played good defense since Zimmer ran the 4-3.
That's untrue. We were 2nd in points allowed in 2009. IIRC, we led the league in sacks in 2008.
Mike Zimmer was never the answer. His defenses continually fizzled out each year. We had ONE good year under Zimmer, that was 2003. That was followed by one of the worst defenses in Cowboys history, 2004. These were both 4-3 years.
We resurrected a bit in 2005 using the 3-4. And then we were so exposed in 2006 because Zimmer couldn't figure out how to get a linebacker to cover somebody coming out of the backfield. He went to Atlanta the following year and STUNK.
He's done a solid job in Cincinnati, but he does have Marvin Lewis as the head coach. Either way, he wasn't good here and that's what matters.