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Jerry Jones promised changes were coming to the Dallas Cowboys, and they’re starting to trickle in.
The Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. Dallas went 8-8 during the 2012 season. The Cowboys’ defense was ranked 19th in total yards, 19th against the pass and 22nd against the run.
Ryan is the twin brother of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. They’ve served together at numerous times during their careers. They each played at Southwestern Oklahoma, then went on to Western Kentucky to serve as assistant coaches. They also coached together under their father, Buddy Ryan, on the 1994 and 1995 Arizona Cardinals.
Before coming to Dallas in 2011, Rob was the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders from 2004 to 2008 and the Cleveland Browns from 2009 to 2010. Ryan won two rings with the New England Patriots as linebackers coach from 2000 to 2003.
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Why did Jerry Jones fire Rob Ryan?
After the season was over, Jones famously said that things were going to be uncomfortable around Valley Ranch. He promised, in so many words, significant change.
But why Rob Ryan?
Sure, the defense was porous and played poorly. But Ryan had to assemble a team that excluded as many as seven of his starters. The team’s top tackler...
The Dallas Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Ryan’s firing was not entirely unexpected as team owner Jerry Jones promised to make things “very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.”
Ryan had served as the Cowboys defensive coordinator for the last two seasons. He had one year left on his contract.
“I inherited a team that was 31st...
Well, one of Buddy's boys did indeed get the ax this offseason, but turns out it's Rob, not Rex. And no, it doesn't appear as if the two will join forces in NYC.
After enjoying a few days out of the SportsCenter limelight, the Cowboys cannonballed back into the limelight with the firing of Mr. limelight himself, Rob Ryan. For most of us, this was a move that came out of left field and caught us by surprise. Sure, Jerry said we’d see change. And yes, the 2012 Dallas Cowboys defense allowed the most yards in team history (let that soak in...
Dallas Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday and there are already some names being floated as potential options for the team. Owner Jerry Jones hinted that there could be some big changes coming and now that Ryan is out, it seems like there’s a chance that Dallas could switch to a 4-3 defense next year.
Todd Archer of ESPN.com lists Monte Kiffin, Dave...
Not sure if this is out there but I just heard the Cowboys have fired Rob Ryan. Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) January 9, 2013That's how it all started. Within minutes it had spread like wildfire. I didn't want to believe it- this man, who held together a respectable defense in the final weeks of the season using walk-on players, had just been fired.This hadn't been...
Rex Ryan continues to leave an indelible mark on the New York Jets.
But the head coach also took time at the team's news conference on Tuesday to address his much-discussed tattoo of his wife wearing a Sanchez jersey, something photographers documented while he was in the Bahamas.
The coach said he has had it on his right arm for nearly three years, and was able to joke about...
ANDREW THEODORAKIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSNew York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told the media today that if quarterback Mark Sanchez doesn’t improve next season, he’ll probably have to change the tattoo he has of his wife wearing Sanchez’s jersey.“Obviously, if Sanchez doesn’t play better, that number’s changing,” said Ryan per Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.If I were...
Rob Ryan’s brother Rex may still have a job but he does not. The Dallas Cowboys have let their energetic defensive coordinator go after two seasons with the team.
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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Tuesday that offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was fired and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is leaving the team. It was the first time Ryan has met with the media since the regular season ended. Sparano was let go after just one season. The move comes on the heels of quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh being told Monday that his contract...
Mike Francesa has had many people tell him that Rex Ryan has had his Sanchez jersey tattoo for years (ie, he read it in the Post). And? An NFL coaching shocker is on its way.
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