Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/3/12
We all know that Jerry Jones is in charge of the Dallas Cowboys, but sometimes it's difficult to tell who's second-in-command. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was acting like Dallas' head coach on Friday when he guaranteed a victory over the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Typically it's up to head coaches -- like Ryan's twin brother Rex Ryan -- to predict such achievements. The Cowboys' long-haired coach told the Star-Telegram that the Cowboys' are better than their record indicates. "We need to win now," Ryan said. "That’s what we’re going to do. I know the record is not what we want it to be, but the ball is bouncing strange ways. When that thing starts evening out, we’re going to be great, and we’re going to keep playing. We’ve got to win this week, and we know it, and we’re going to." You have to wonder what Dallas' real head coach, Jason Garrett thinks of all of this. Imagine how Bill Belichick would react if either of his coordinators -- Josh McDaniels or Matt Patricia -- went to the press with such proclamations. While it seems that Rex's predictions, promises and guarantees never exactly pan out for the Jets, we'll see how Rob fares with his crystal ball. Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/cowboys/2012/11/rob-ryan-weve-got-to-win-this-week-and-we-know-it-and-were-going-to.html#storylink=cpy

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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