Found October 13, 2011 on
In a game that contains a thousand moving parts, you're always looking for an edge -- real or imagined. So it's not altogether surprising that one of the storylines heading into Sunday's match-up with the Cowboys is that new Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (twin brother to Rex, the man leading the team New England just beat), is the last guy to keep them under 30 points.
The streak of 13 games goes back to last season when Ryan was with the Browns, who managed to beat the Patriots in Cleveland. If New England is able to pull it off, it will tie the 1999-2000 Rams, one of the most explosive offenses in NFL history.
Last November, Cleveland, with Ryan pulling the strings, held New England to 283 yards of total offense and just 14 points. So will the Cowboys use that game as a blue print for Sunday's match-up?
"I think when you prepare for an opponent, you use all your resources at your disposal," said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, via ESPNBos...
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"Well, first off I want to say he would be the best receiver on our team, not the third best," Vic Fangio said. "So, we have a tremendous amount of respect for him."
As a former assistant in New England, Rob Ryan knows just how good the Patriots' offense can be. But he thinks his Cowboys unit is ready for Sunday.
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Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan learned his lesson about giving bulletin-board material to opposing wide receivers when he opened his mouth about Calvin Johnson. So when asked about Sunday’s game against the Patriots and receiver Wes Welker, Ryan hesitated. “I’m afraid to comment on wideouts,” Ryan told the Star-Telegram. “Apparently, I don’t know anything.” Ryan…
Two weeks after Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan put his foot in his mouth by declaring that Calvin Johnson would be only the third-best receiver on the Cowboys, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is looking to avoid the same mistake. Asked about how his defense will match up with Johnson when the 49ers play the…
Rob Ryan is out of the comparison business, but his comments remain over-the-top.
The bombastic Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator vowed Friday that his days of sizing up opponents are over after he said two weeks ago that his defense practiced against two receivers better than Detroit’s Calvin Johnson.
All Johnson did against the Cowboys was score two touchdowns, including the...
by Patriots Daily Kitchen Staff
Don’t look now but Rex Ryan’s prediction for the 2nd best defense is in town. The Pats put up 30 against the “best” last week they should be good for 40 this week right?
Not to leave out the Pats defense, facing Tony Romo they’ll finally start racking up the sacks and interceptions.
What to eat.
Frito Pie, it’s awesome...
I was going to take every possible Texas team I could this week, but I guess the San Antonio Gunslingers and Houston Gamblers are off. So it goes. Put on your 10-gallon hat and saddle up for another edition of Throwing Darts.
As always, I welcome you to make your own five selections and list them in the comments. Defend your picks if you can, and for the love of all things holy,...