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Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan doesn't pretend to ignore that the Cowboys are playing Cleveland for the first since the Browns dumped him when they fired Eric Mangini two years ago.
Even when he's pretending.
''Honestly, I'm going to say no,'' Ryan said when asked if he had discussed this week's personal motivation with his players. ''Honestly, I haven't talked about it. Honestly, I don't know how that got out there.''
How about dishonestly?
''I've addressed a few things,'' said Ryan, the twin brother of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Ryan says Sunday's game at Cowboys Stadium is personal for a pretty simple reason. He didn't think two years was enough to try to turn a franchise that has now missed the playoffs nine straight years and reached the postseason just twice since 1990.
To him, it doesn't really matter that Cleveland's ownership and front office changed in midseason, and...
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