Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The pain of a 28-18 season-ending loss and a very average 8-8 season still a fresh wound, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said three days after the disappointment in Washington that things were going to get "very uncomfortable" at Valley Ranch over the next few weeks.The news Monday of the firing of running backs coach Skip Peete stunned nobody and hardly registered on the "uncomfortable" Richter scale.Tuesday's sudden firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the other hand?It's a start. And a good move. For all of Ryan's chest-puffing and camera time, he failed to live up to expectations during his two years in Dallas. "I've been an assistant coach of the year in pro football and in college football, so apparently I'm pretty good," Ryan told The New York Times in 2001 days before the Cowboys season opener that year against Rob's twin brother Rex and the New York Jets. "No one else believes it, but they will after this game.""This game" ended with a 27-24 loss that most remember...
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