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Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

Posted on: January 14, 2011 9:04 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2011 9:05 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

Former Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is close to completing a deal with the Dallas Cowboys to become the team’s next defensive coordinator. Multiple media outlets have reported that Ryan’s interview at Valley Ranch went well and, at this point, it’s simply a matter of working out a contract.

It’s probably worth noting that the Cowboys themselves tweeted this news, which is highly unusual for any NFL team.

As we wrote Thursday, Ryan is theoretically a perfect fit given the success he had running a 3-4 scheme in Cleveland. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:36 pm

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:02 pm
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Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 11:17 am

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

 Jenkins ar Free Safety? The guy who steps  out of the way of contact at times at Free Safety? C'mon Man, get real! If anything, the Cowboys should go after Champ Bailey, since he wants to make the switch to Safety to prolong his career and is a willing and able tackler, and wants to go to a team that has a chance to make a run next year. He would be the perfect fit at Safety for the Cowboys.
 With Rob Ryan looking like he will be Dallas' next Defensive Coordinator, it may be possible to lure CB Nmandi Asomuagh to the Cowboys as well, though it would take a lot of cap-creativity by the Jones gang to make that happen.
 I wouldn't mortgage the 2012 Draft to move up to #2 in the 2011 draft to get Patrick Peterson. If anything, I would trade down to #13-15 in round one (and pick up another 2nd rounder) and take the best available difference maker regardless of position at that point. I'm really starting to believe that the best player at that point will be RB Mark Ingram from Alabama, and that maybe the Cowboys should take him. Barber doesn't have much left in the tank, Felix Jones is not an everydown back, and as much as I like Tashard Choice, his stature is keeping him from being a true everydown RB in the NFL. Mark Ingram is a bowling ball with very thick legs, which combined with a low center of gravity will let him break tackles in the NFL , has great vision and ability to let his blocks develop, and enough speed and agile moves to make defenders miss in the second level. He also has an excellent pedigree and great intangibles and would be the best RB Dallas has had since the great Emmitt Smith. 

Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2011 4:06 am

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal


Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 2:56 am

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

Whether or not this is a worthy hire depends only on the ultimate results.  It's too soon to say.  We can try to evaluate Rob Ryan basedon his defenses' stats with the Raiders or Browns, which weren't stellar, but which showed improvement in short stints.  I'm not sure that's fair, or representative, though, because of the generally lousy to mediocre personnel.  I'm eager to see what he can do with the best pass-rusher he's ever had (Ware) on the good side, and a talented but sometimes cowardly corner (Jenkins).  I can be confident in this:  If Mike Jenkins steps out of the way of any more big runners, Rob Ryan won't put up with that.

I'm not as worried about a personality difference with Jason Garrett as some of the pundits.  Look at the Cowboys' own history.  A very successful era occurred in the 1970s when Tom Landry was the head coach with Mike Ditka as an assistant. You couldn't find two more disparate personalities--Landry as a stoic, authoritarian, stern yet religious figure, and Ditka being animated, intense, hard-partying and profane. During that partnership, the Boys went to the playoffs 8 times, took 6 NFC East crowns, 3 NFC Championships and one Super Bowl (January '78 over Denver).

That, fine folks, worked out well.

Will this pairing? Maybe, maybe not; but it won't be the first time the coaching staff has featured wildly different personalities. As long as both are committed to excellence and winning, that's all that matters.  Assuming there's any football at all this fall, Rob Ryan has plenty of time to put his flavor of the 3-4 in place before and durng a training camp that surely will be more rigorous than Camp Cupcake!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2011 4:03 pm

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

Jerry Jones needs another face lift!

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2011 3:07 pm

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

Terrible news for the Eagles.  They should have gone after him.  Sean McDermott is simply horrible.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

Good, now lets see if he can get T Newman to play competently and get rid of Sensebaugh and Jenkins.  Those two players are terrible.

Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2011 12:40 pm

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

I think the Cowboys need to do whatever it takes to move up in the draft and take Patrick Peterson but it looks like never Denver is looking at him to replace Champ Bailey. Peterson is our ticket to the 2012 Super Bowl.  Jenkins should be moved to free safety and our defensive backfield would be among the best in the league instead of being our achilles heel the past few years.  I would trade spots with Denver and throw in next years 2nd round or maybe even 1st round draft pick. 

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2011 12:36 pm

Rob Ryan and Cowboys nearing a deal

We need a good defensive coach but we also need to improve our secondary.... but sounds like a good move for the team.

Go Cowboys!

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