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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 from a year ago, Sean Lee, went down early. His replacement Bruce Carter followed Lee to the Injured Reserve list. Safety Barry Church was gone before the season began. DeMarcus Ware was hobbled much of the season by a nagging arm injury and assorted other ailments.Jay Ratliff was injured most of the year.
Ryan’s squad resembled an intensive care unit more than a defensive unit.
Football analysts mostly seemed to agree that Ryan did a remarkable job, considering the devastation on the squad.
So, why did he become the sacrificial lamb?
The answer is as simple as it is frustrating and tiresome. Jones will n...