Found February 12, 2013 on Football Nation:
The New Orleans Saints have once again turned to a Dallas Cowboys coordinator to revamp their team.The Saints have hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.Ryan was fired by the Cowboys after another disappointing 8-8 season in 2012.During his time in Dallas his record is 16-16 -- and .500 is not good enough when Jerry Jones is the owner.Before he got to Dallas, Ryan was the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders from 2004-2008; and the Cleveland Browns from 2009-2010. So pretty much he has never had a winning record.During the 2012 season the Cowboys were ranked 19th in the league against the pass, and 22nd against the rush. It did not help Ryan's case that the Cowboys played the majority of their season with backup players on defense do to injuries.The Cowboys struggled all season with 34 sacks, 41 tackles for a loss, 54 passes defended, and only seven interceptions. They also had issues forcing fumbles with 15, and recovered only nine of them. One good thing...
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