Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 1/4/12
Rob Ryan has made it clear he’d jump at the chance to become a head coach. But so far the bombastic Cowboys defensive coordinator hasn’t been linked to any of the five openings in the NFL: Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, St. Louis and Tampa Bay. Speaking at his season-ending news conference Monday, Jason Garrett endorsed Ryan. “If Rob has an opportunity to go be a head coach somewhere, I think that’s a great thing for Rob,” Garrett said. “I think he’s worthy of being a head coach in this league. I think he does an outstanding job as coordinator. He’s an excellent leader, an excellent coach and we would encourage that for him.” In Ryan’s first year with Dallas, the defense improved from 23rd to 14th in yards allowed and from 31st to 16th in points allowed. But does anybody really think the Cowboys sported a good defense this season? The Giants and Eagles swept them in large part because Eli Manning and Michael Vick shredded a secondary that couldn’t stop t...
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