Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr found out defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had been fired only minutes before doing a scheduled radio interview Tuesday night in Dallas. Carr, who recently finished his first season with the Cowboys, called the move "a big surprise" and added that he was "taken aback" by the announcement that Ryan was released. "I'm trying to gather my thoughts," Carr said on 103.3 KESN-FM. The Cowboys lost five defensive starters throughout the season because of injury and the group was never the same during the second half of the year. Ryan was forced to make adjustments and adapt to free agent players taking on significant roles. Some Cowboys defenders struggled learning Ryan's technical scheme when he first arrived in Dallas two seasons ago. But Carr said that wasn't the case this past season with a simplified gameplan. "We were (comfortable)," Carr said. "We were on board with it. We gave him our input as far as what we wanted in the gameplan. He tried ...
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