With Rex Ryan's Jets on a bye and reeling, there was a severe lack of bluster heading into Week 9.
Thankfully, his equally-loquacious brother, Rob, took the onus upon himself.
Heading into Sunday night's matchup with the undefeated Falcons, the Cowboys' defensive boss claims his unit will help hand Atlanta its first loss.
"We need to win now," Ryan said Saturday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "That's what we're going to do. I know the record is not what we want it to be, but the ball is bouncing strange ways. When that thing starts evening out, we're going to be great, and we're going to keep playing. We've got to win this week, and we know it, and we're going to."
The Cowboys (3-4) do need a win in the worst way, if only to avoid the NFC East basement and keep their playoff chances afloat. It won't be easy as four-point underdogs, going against the white-hot Falcons -- led by MVP frontrunner Matt Ryan -- in the hostile Georgia Dome.
Ryan has done his job, coachin...