Rob Ryan became the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator a year ago, but the lockout prevented him from having a full offseason to install his D in Big D. According to Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware, that makes this the year that we’ll see the real Ryan defense.
“I think there’s going to be a big improvement having Rob Ryan for a whole another year, knowing his system, knowing what’s really going on,” Ware said on NFL Network, via the Dallas Morning News. “Having Jason Garrett, the leader, that motivational guy for us. I think it’s going to all just pan out next season.”
Ware thinks a full offseason together will give the defense time to make sure everyone understands his role.
“If one guy is off on our defense, the whole defense goes kaput,” Ware said. “So you got to have everybody on the same page.”
And Ware thinks they just need this offseason to get everybody on the same page.