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Cowboys got a “ton of information” from Rob Ryan before lockout started

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The disappointing Cowboys defense has a new leader and a new version of the team’s 3-4 defense.   A long work stoppage will make things tougher on defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to teach,  so he did as much work as possible in February.

“At some point, most everybody was in there,” linebacker Sean Lee told the Dallas Morning News.  “They were making sure they had all the information they could get to take with them into the offseason. I thought we did a really good job preparing for this. I don’t think we’re going to lose a step because of that.”

The NFL discouraged any teaching sessions from teams that were out of the ordinary, but never seemed interested in enforcing the policy. Lee says Ryan gave them a “ton of information” but the league has bigger things to worry about right now.

And the Cowboys defense should be better off because of it.

“Whenever we do start again,” Lee  said, “we’re not going to be learning from scratch.”

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15 Responses to “Cowboys got a “ton of information” from Rob Ryan before lockout started”
  1. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 13, 2011 7:46 PM

    How hard was it for the Cowboys to learn the “Talk big, then fail to follow through” philosophy of the Ryan’s?

    They practically invented that.

  2. patmccabe69 says: Mar 13, 2011 7:58 PM

    ton of information = how to stretch your dollar at buffets

  3. theuncletodd says: Mar 13, 2011 8:37 PM

    Hey—how about those dominating Browns defenses we had in CLE with him?
    Good luck Dallas and hide the ice cream

  4. hobartbaker says: Mar 13, 2011 8:38 PM

    Having dumped a ton of crap on the Cowboys, Rex was under the 300 pound mark for the first time since high school

  5. tehowdruid says: Mar 13, 2011 8:38 PM

    Rob Ryan is a good guy and his defense is very complex, so this was a great idea to have cram sessions just incase something bad happens.

    I believe the NFL will go on as planned, but it’s always good to get as much information to your players as you can so they can be prepared for when the practices start.

  6. elrushbo2 says: Mar 13, 2011 9:10 PM

    The cheating Cowboys should lose mutiple draft picks over this.

  7. charly0418 says: Mar 13, 2011 9:14 PM

    The most important piece of information the players got was:

    “When the game is on the line, we play prevent defense and wait for the other team to win the game”

    Good luck with Rob, he’s by far one of the most overrated coaches in the NFL

  8. stairwayto7 says: Mar 13, 2011 9:36 PM

    Dallas is irrelevent! They are all hyped up by the media! 1 playoff win in 17 years?

  9. thefiesty1 says: Mar 13, 2011 9:46 PM

    It won’t matter for the underachieving cow babies. It won’t change until JJ is no longer GM no matter what coaches are hired or which players they have.

  10. redgreen3b1 says: Mar 13, 2011 9:53 PM

    They should lose draft picks! U don’t think every effing team did this? If a team didn’t do this they were pretty effing stupid!

  11. kyleortonsarm says: Mar 14, 2011 12:15 AM

    If you let the Failadelphia Deagles win your division your team deserves what it gets.

  12. EJ says: Mar 14, 2011 7:12 AM

    Why is it that because your mouth is big and you talk a lot of crap, that your brother gets a job he doesn’t deserve. The last name Ryan stops with their daddy Buddy. When was the last time you heard of that dominating D from cleveland? How else would this other lazy, fat-mouthed Ryan get a job in Dallas.

    Just because their father made a name for himself throughout the NFL, these two Overrated idiots capitalize on it, its a big pile of crap!

  13. arm57romg says: Mar 14, 2011 8:27 AM

    Cheaters for releasing info before the lockout? That’s not illegal. So why would they be suspended draft picks?

    Rex has been to 3 AFC Championship games. So I’m pretty sure he’s doing as good a job as his Dad ever did as a Head Coach.

    Rob has been in Oakland and Cleveland. Yeah. Not exactly talent laden.

    Haters gonna Hate. Jealousy is a weird thing…

    Can’t wait to watch all those Thumbs down count up. Neeeewww Record!

  14. ceschatz says: Mar 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    “stairwayto7 says:
    Mar 13, 2011 9:36 PM
    Dallas is irrelevent! They are all hyped up by the media! 1 playoff win in 17 years?”

    Typical Eagles fan. Congrats on all those SB wins.

  15. Cowboys-Forum says: Mar 16, 2011 1:55 AM

    Hey he couldnt do any worse than Wade…….im just sayin

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