Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 3/29/13

Rob Ryan said it at the time he was let go by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, someone had to fall on the sword. Now some players are swinging their swords in his defense, one of them former defensive end Marcus Spears. Spears felt Ryan had the defense on the right track, but in the end politics came before winning, so to speak. "I don't feel like he should have been fired," Spears said, via Rowan Kavner of the Cowboys' official website. "I thought he did a great job from where we came a year prior to that, but to each his own. Organizations do what they feel is best for them and, at the end of the day, you can't knock them for that because hopefully they're making a decision trying to get to the championship." var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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