(January 10, 2013) -- ESPN is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys have focused their search for a defensive coordinator on Monte Kiffin.
The 72-year-old Kiffin spent last season as the defensive coordinator at USC, under his son and head coach Lane Kiffin.
Kiffin spent 26 years as an NFL defensive coach and won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was a backup quarterback with the Bucs in 2004 when Kiffin was the defensive coordinator.
Kiffin created the Tampa 2 defense.
The Cowboys fired Rob Ryan on Tuesday after two seasons as defensive coordinator.