Originally posted on The Landry Hat  |  Last updated 12/13/11
This one is on the defense. It seems to be a recurring trend this season.  The defense fails to stop an opponent with the game on the line.  It happened against the New York Jets.  It happened against the Detroit Lions.  It happened in New England versus the Patriots.  Last week, it happened against the Cardinals.  And now, with the ability to all but wrap up the division title, the defense fails in epic fashion…again.  If it wasn’t so pathetic, it would be laughable. I don’t think Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is blameless for these collapses, obviously if something isn’t working you don’t just keep pounding your head against the wall until it does, but neither do I think he is responsible for them.  The onus here is strictly on the players.  Last season, Wade Phillips was the scape-goat.  Everyone could point to him as the reason the defense played so poorly.  This year, there is no Wade Phillips to hide behind.  The former Cowboys head coach is doing a masterful job on d...
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