Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Jerry Jones promised changes last week and the Cowboys owner delivered Tuesday by firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Was it the right change? Looking at all the facts and numbers and knowing the Cowboys' biggest weaknesses the firing of Ryan smells like a case of merely making a change for change's sake. That's usually the worst reason to make a franchise-altering change. Jones had to do something after a second-straight 8-8 season. The owner obviously felt embarrassed losing a chance at the playoffs in the final week of the season to a division rival for the second year in a row. Yet looking at the Cowboys' struggles, it's hard to make an argument that the way Ryan ran the defense was the biggest reason the team failed to make the postseason. With any other franchise that posted just one playoff win in the last 16 seasons, the No. 1 head on the chopping block would be the general manager. You know that's not going to happen. Jones has elected himself GM for life, and he...
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2 Comments:
  • To answer the question, yes firing Rob was the right answer. But I think JG needs to be next and quickly. Dallas has no imagination in their playbook. Either hire a new play caller w/ a new offense design or expect 8-8 next year.
  • Yes it was the right move!Rob Ryan is LITERALLY the cowardly lion.Offenses are not afraid of him..I know we had a lot of injuries on defense but this dude very seldom blitz!
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