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Rob Ryan vows to find work quickly

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They say pride comes before the fall.

It apparently comes after it, too.

Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has confirmed that he has been fired, according to Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com.

I’ll be out of work for like 5 minutes,” Rob Ryan told McMahon.

He may be right, but not every NFL coach will be thrilled about the prospect of hiring a defensive coordinator who tends to talk when maybe he shouldn’t.  Still, Ryan is skilled at what he does.  And with so many owners hiring coaches with offensive backgrounds, they’ll all need solid defensive coordinators.  Rob Ryan instantly goes to the top of the list of available candidates.

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  1. braven4evr says: Jan 8, 2013 8:34 PM

    Jerry fired the wrong coach, it should have ben Garrett

  2. rr2000k says: Jan 8, 2013 8:34 PM

    Oh look, a mouthy Ryan!

  3. PhantomsToenail says: Jan 8, 2013 8:35 PM

    Join Rex in NY?

  4. turgidsen says: Jan 8, 2013 8:36 PM

    Really? Skilled at what he does? A coach can handle adversity such as injuries ..he coaches his players through it and makes the second teamers look better . Rob Ryan did none of that . His defense folded with adversity.

  5. phillyphan72 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:36 PM

    Him or his brother will never be the coach their father was…

  6. trulywilde66 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:37 PM

    Caveat Emptor—”Buyer Beware”

  7. barrywhererufrom says: Jan 8, 2013 8:37 PM

    Rex as a Jet fan I want you to hire him..at least the jets could lead the league in big mouth ryans

  8. vmannj says: Jan 8, 2013 8:38 PM

    Two games vs. WSH this year:

    Thanksgiving: 28 points allowed in the first half. Lost 38-35.

    “Rob, we’re going to need to shore up that defense so we’ll have a chance to beat these guys when we see them again in 6 weeks. OK?”

    Well, did Rob fix it?

    Game 2: 200 rushing yards later, I would say no, he didn’t fix it.

  9. gaeaglefan1023 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:38 PM

    1 Ryan down, 1 Ryan to go…

  10. Simon says: Jan 8, 2013 8:39 PM

    Rex is looking for an offense to reflect who he is. Here’s his chance for his defense to do the same thing.

  11. geraldthecat says: Jan 8, 2013 8:39 PM

    Not the best move by the cows. I guess he talked too much, but the defense was better and it was injured.

  12. baloneyjohn says: Jan 8, 2013 8:40 PM

    5 minutes.
    Only if that team is hard up. Another Ryan, losing bag of wind.

  13. princepluck says: Jan 8, 2013 8:41 PM

    I’m still so miffed and disappointed that Garrett is seemingly escaping accountability a second time.

    He should have been let go with Waid; he has had so little success even as an OC.

    The recent divisional chance in Week 17 should not save him — do-or-die in the final week of the season is part of his destructive pattern.

  14. tedmurph says: Jan 8, 2013 8:41 PM

    Bottom line, he’s failed twice as a coordinator. Nobody needs a celebrity coach who can’t deliver. May be competing with his brother for a DC job in 2014.

  15. sbmcintosh36 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:41 PM

    He should have a job in a hurry what he did with that injured mess in Dallas was pretty amazing…complete scapegoat

  16. silvestregonzalez74 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:42 PM

    Cardinals,browns,bears,eagles should be calling anytime soon!!!

  17. bengalskuta82 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:42 PM

    Wow! this is shocking. I thought the HC was gonna get fired..Didnt see this coming..Not a fan of Robby ryans attitude but he is a freakin good coach; and he is right, he will find work quickly-not exactly 5 minutes though..lol

  18. patriots61 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:43 PM

    Makes no sense, but it is the cowboys after all, Jerry Jones could screw up anything

  19. lezmaka says: Jan 8, 2013 8:45 PM

    He was misquoted. He really said that he “only works out for like 5 minutes.”

  20. pigbenis69 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    Andy Reid’s Offensive Line Coach in KC?

  21. theservice10 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    Yes! Lets keep hiring this guy who has won absolutely nothing in his entire career!!!

  22. dabearsk says: Jan 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    I dunno…he has been fired twice over the last 3 or 4 years…I know the cowboys had a lot of injuries on d but they haven’t been that good the last couple years why he was there. I’m sure SD or KC would give him a chance, but is it him or personnel..I’m thinking him..

  23. noring4youstill says: Jan 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    Whoa. Not Garrett not Romo?

  24. dladd08 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    I’m kinda stomped as to how Rob Ryan gets fired and Jason Garrett keeps his job? What kinda incriminating Stuff does Garrett got on Jerry Jones? Not saying Rob should have kept his job. Just saying. Smh

  25. anthonyverna says: Jan 8, 2013 8:49 PM

    @phillyphan72 – Buddy Ryan was the most overrated coach in the history of the NFL. The man didn’t care a lick about offense and could not actually coach players to do things like watch film at home and study the playbook.

  26. sjoyner59 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:49 PM

    scapegoat,how many guys did Ryan have starting on his unit who were OUT OF FOOTBALL when they were signed onto the team

  27. scoops1 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:49 PM

    ….As counter help at Subway???

  28. alstottwastheman says: Jan 8, 2013 8:49 PM

    Good call. Rob Ryan’s job was to fix Tony Romo falling apart in the playoffs, and he couldn’t get it done.

  29. phillyphanatic77 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:50 PM

    If the Eagles get an offensive coach then I’d be happy with Ryan running the D. He runs a 3-4 which doesn’t fit our personnel but teams running that scheme seem to be more successful in the league right now. We need someone with some tenacity back there, someone who will bring an edge to our vanilla D. He may be outspoken with little tact but he’d be a major upgrade over Juan Castillo and Todd Bowled. Plus we in Philadelphia loved his dads attitude and Rob brings similar qualities.

  30. modellforprez says: Jan 8, 2013 8:50 PM

    he will end up in arizona back in cleland or kansas city.

  31. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 8, 2013 8:51 PM

    We’ll take him in New Orleans. JJ fired the wrong coach!!

  32. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Jan 8, 2013 8:51 PM

    Rob Ryan is the most overrated coordinator in the league. Never been the DC of a playoff team, at least Rex has postseason games on his resume

  33. ademell1 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:52 PM

    Oh, yes.

    Rob Ryan is very skilled at looking like a cool defensive coordinator.

    he just has to learn how to be a successful one first.

    That Cowboys squad was underperforming so its a great move by Jones. Imagine what a real DC can do with that talent if he gets those guys focused?

  34. mburger13 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:53 PM

    Skilled?? In 9 seasons as a defensive coordinator he’s never lead a top-10 scoring D…while finishing in the bottom half of the league 7 times

  35. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    Ryan was all talk and the results just didn’t back it up. Needs to go into pro wrestling or something.

  36. jr4real says: Jan 8, 2013 8:55 PM

    Just how is he “skilled at what he does”?

  37. mountaindont says: Jan 8, 2013 8:56 PM

    He can always get work as a runway model

  38. wallycox says: Jan 8, 2013 8:59 PM

    Never been over .500 as a defensive coordinator …..I think he actually
    Said is ” the buffet is in 5 minutes”

  39. EJ says: Jan 8, 2013 9:00 PM

    We will take him on as our Defensive Coordinator in Buffalo. I’d love to see his D play the Jets and his brother twice a year. He would do well under Marrone.

  40. dalucks says: Jan 8, 2013 9:03 PM

    Tony Romo is becoming a defensive coordinator killer.
    First Wade Phillips now Rob Ryan.
    I am not sure how it is the defensive coordinators fault when Tony Romo throws 3 interceptions in big games, every big game.

  41. dolphins4 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:07 PM

    The Eagles need to hire Jon Gruden as head coach and Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator.

  42. tbtrojan says: Jan 8, 2013 9:08 PM

    If he gets another DC job this coming season the person hiring him needs to be fired by their boss.
    How a guy can be a DC for 9 straight years and never once be in the top 15 for points allowed (which is what actually matters) while being in the bottom 4 teams 3 times is beyond me, I guess name value is better than actual performance/production. It’s not like he’s even put out good (not great) defenses, they have be BAD, bottom 10 in 7 of 9 seasons.
    Yardage isn’t much better, just managing to crack the top 12 just once and that was over a half decade ago.
    He needs to go back to being a LBer coach on a team that has a real HC & DC.
    People are talking about how the wrong coach was fired and Garrett should have gone instead, why? At least Garrett has the overall team & offense producing at an average level. If anything it should have been both of them fired not Garrett instead of Ryan.

  43. j0esixpack says: Jan 8, 2013 9:08 PM

    In hindsight, he probably shouldn’t have gotten that tattoo of Jerry Jones “Tebowing,” wearing nothing but a Cowboys jersey.

    Now it just seems creepy.

  44. stevincinci says: Jan 8, 2013 9:09 PM

    He’ll be the DC of St. Louis.

  45. DonRSD says: Jan 8, 2013 9:10 PM

    The Walrus better sign his as his D Coordinator for the Chiefs!

  46. allergictobeingbroke says: Jan 8, 2013 9:11 PM

    Making room for lovie Smith? Not his fault for the romo interception, my opinion.. Bad move Jerry..

  47. cpo187 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:12 PM

    McDonalds said they would hire him, but then changed their mind after realizing that he would eat away their profits.

  48. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jan 8, 2013 9:12 PM

    Why does anyone think he’s a good DC. His defenses always stink. Name one good D season he has ever commanded.

    Oh and when the Raiders fired I’m he had the same 5min quote. To his credit he was hired immediately by the Browns where he proceeded to build a defense that would make Swiss cheese blush.

  49. rajbais says: Jan 8, 2013 9:17 PM

    Yes, Bailey Can join his brother Barnum As those two Remake Ringling Bros. Circus in the Big Apple!!!

  50. arrowhead816 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:20 PM

    Being able to coordinate both 3-4 & 4-3 defenses, the Chiefs should bring him in for a visit.

  51. selbyrj82 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:22 PM

    Hes right, he will have no problem finding work in this league. Jerry is an utter fool for letting him go. If I was the Saints, Bills or Chiefs I’d be salivating at the chance to hire him.

  52. runwright44 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:24 PM

    Will never work with Rex. No NFL stadium is large enough to hold these two egos.

  53. westclaims says: Jan 8, 2013 9:26 PM

    Always funny to see which person prepares the story. Ultimate stirring of the pot.

  54. krissharvey says: Jan 8, 2013 9:29 PM

    Most people are a bit more humble when they lose their job. And with the unemployment rate in this country being what it is, could be 18 minutes. Or 18 months.

  55. slick3 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:36 PM

    “war27 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    What has this guy ever really done in the NFL? He’s probably one of the top ten over hyped, over rated people in the NFL, players included.”

    You can add Andy Reid’s name to that list.

  56. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 8, 2013 9:41 PM

    Saints will hopefully take a long look at him. Or wide look, either way it should be an improvement

  57. trollaikman8 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:41 PM

    Sean Lee, Bruce Carter and Anthony Spencer all played very well when not injured.
    The 3rd stringers and street FA’s played exactly how you would expect them to.
    I don’t think Ryan was the reason for credit or for criticism.
    This changes nothing, Jerry.

  58. isphet71 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:43 PM

    Rex can’t work as a television analyst for another decade or so. He needs at least 4k resolution to fit his ego on the screen.

  59. deddmunnie says: Jan 8, 2013 9:47 PM

    Why does he go to the top of the list? What exactly has he ever done?

  60. vikesfan says: Jan 8, 2013 9:48 PM

    He looks like he could get a job replacing Ragnar in Minnesota.

  61. hannahsdaddy says: Jan 8, 2013 9:49 PM

    He’s always been more bark than bite to me. For some reason people around the NFL think his first name is Buddy. Well . . . it’s not.

  62. Matt says: Jan 8, 2013 9:51 PM

    Look, I’ve been a Raiders fan all my life. I saw every televised game that Rob coached as Raiders DC. “Talented” and “Rob Ryan” should never belong in the same sentence.

    It was really scary that we almost hired him as head coach. A lot of fans wanted it.

  63. dirtdawg54 says: Jan 8, 2013 9:56 PM

    I’m guessing he will land at Dunkin’ Donuts as a food taster.

  64. davepol says: Jan 8, 2013 9:59 PM

    I’ve never been able to understand why the NFL in-game production staff fixates on showing this guy on the sideline as often as they do/did?

  65. brownstain says: Jan 8, 2013 10:00 PM

    Rob and Rex together in New York – and you thought it was a zoo before!

  66. dcfan4life says: Jan 8, 2013 10:06 PM

    Name a top of the line defensive player under Rob Ryan in Cleveland. And yet they were pretty solid. With all the guys the Cowboys found on the street to play defense this year, its amazing they weren’t worse. And yet he gets fired. Jerry, you have done it again. You wont hire a GM, you hire coaches with no backbones (just the way he likes it), and you draft the worst team players or laziest pieces of crap just because their skilled and you get surprised when they dont perform (Dez Bryant and Ogletree couldnt run a route for half the season for goodness sake). Unfortunately Dallas fans, your gonna have to be like Raider fans and wait until your owner dies to fix this problem…

  67. dadsource says: Jan 8, 2013 10:08 PM

    We’ll take him in Jacksonville- shoot …head coach here!

  68. djeg07 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:12 PM

    no rob ryan defense has coached on a winning team, how many defenses have finished in the top 10 let alone top 15? was time to move on, give the sake that injuries did him in too though…

  69. getyourownname says: Jan 8, 2013 10:14 PM

    So what is it that he does, that he is skilled at, besides eating?

  70. swagger52 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:18 PM

    Rob predicts he will win a Superbowl next year. Fill in the blank for the team, it doesn’t matter. He will win a Superbowl.

    Rex hopes that Miami hires him, so that somebody in the AFC Least can at least beat the Patriots besides the Jets. Oh wait..so at least anybody in the AFC Least can beat the Patriots.

  71. jrfrom508 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:19 PM

    Come back to coach pats LBs. The first time I said I was only half joking. You were good at it, brah. I mean it.

  72. hor2012 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:22 PM

    I could be wrong but I bet he was acting like his father did when he was the DC for teams. Everybody except the defense was garbage unless Buddy Ryan was the head coach. I think this might have been a power struggle and in the in JC won.

  73. jerryjonesmustdie83 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:25 PM

    I don’t understand why people are calling him a scapegoat. The guy doesn’t harp on the fundamentals, and his so called blitz heavy scheme lacked blitzes and was too complex for new players to pick up. Too many times we cowboys fans saw the secondary looking lost, then a big play would happen. Too many times we were penalized for too many men on the field or ran plays with only ten players. I understand there was a lot of injuries, but every team has injuries and he didn’t help put the new guys in a position to win when he can’t teach his scheme. We need a coordinator who’s gonna teach guys to line up, punch the “O” in the mouth and wrap up when they tackle.

  74. jcmeyer10 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:29 PM

    Bet he finds a sandwhich first

  75. ronaldjones says: Jan 8, 2013 10:34 PM

    Rob Ryan has a big mouth, but its not quite as big as his massive waist.

  76. docboss says: Jan 8, 2013 10:35 PM

    Stay away from STL. We could use Lovie, not a “celebrity” coach. “Celebrity”= one whose fame is greatly exceeded by their ability/achievement. Another Kardashian?

  77. tdubdizzle says: Jan 8, 2013 10:36 PM

    How does this guy always manage to find a job? Everywhere he goes its someone elses fault. Hes an ok coach but he brings an element of stupidity and arrogance everywhere he goes. Hes a good stopgap coach for egotistical coaches such as Al Davis and Jerry Jones but hes nothing to build a foundation on. His philosophys are screwy and it shows in pressured situations, hes inept at rallying the troops.

  78. kev86 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:36 PM

    Why wouldn’t you want to work with your brother if you think you are so good and can win it all?

  79. folkcrusader says: Jan 8, 2013 10:41 PM

    The math is simple. Ryan has one year on his deal, maybe $300k. Garrett has two years left, probably $10 million. Jerruh ain’t eating $10 million for no one.

    The problem I see with this decision is it took the cowgirls a year just to learn his system. The D was better this year, they just did not have the depth to deal with injuries. Now you bring a new guy in. The only guys that run the 46 are named Ryan so I guess you go to some other sort of 3-4. Another year to get people up to speed. The new guys is gonna want D lineman because all ‘girls are hurt, suck, or going to jail. In the meantime you need to draft O lineman because your line is an overpaid sieve. But you’re GM has shown he could draft a beer in a brewery. It’s just a train wreck.

  80. titogetmesometissue says: Jan 8, 2013 10:42 PM

    Welcome to Walmart, how can I help you?

  81. shivablast says: Jan 8, 2013 10:42 PM

    The Ryans are like the O’Doyle family from Billy Madison.

  82. 1509lucky says: Jan 8, 2013 10:42 PM

    phillyphanatic77 | Jan 8, 2013, 8:50 PM EST
    If the Eagles get an offensive coach then I’d be happy with Ryan running the D. He runs a 3-4 which doesn’t fit our personnel but teams running that scheme seem to be more successful in the league right now. We need someone with some tenacity back there, someone who will bring an edge to our vanilla D. He may be outspoken with little tact but he’d be a major upgrade over Juan Castillo and Todd Bowled. Plus we in Philadelphia loved his dads attitude and Rob brings similar qualities.
    ——————————————————————————
    Speak for yourself dude! This Eagles fan,saw his Dad for the blowhard joke that he was! Zero playoff wins! That’s his Dad’s legacy in this town,give me a break with that”we loved his attitude”crap! The guy was a Horrible Head Coach.

  83. duluthvikesfan says: Jan 8, 2013 10:43 PM

    Why do I have a feeling the Bears will be interviewing him for the head coaching job by the end of the week….

  84. drecaldwell22 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:46 PM

    The bigger problem in Dallas is Romo and the offensive line. If they had a better QB they would be a great team. I’m not a Romo hater, only a realist.

  85. tinopuno says: Jan 8, 2013 10:47 PM

    jr4real says: Jan 8, 2013 8:55 PM
    Just how is he “skilled at what he does”?
    ================================

    He ‘does’ mouth off very well.

  86. royaldawgz says: Jan 8, 2013 10:59 PM

    I honestly just want the Ryans to go away…

  87. bringbackkosar says: Jan 8, 2013 10:59 PM

    Hell’s Angels MC, Dallas chapter?

  88. Rick Gershman says: Jan 8, 2013 11:01 PM

    He sure as hell wouldn’t go to the top of my list. There’s a lot more to coaching than an understanding of coverage schemes. I’ll take a coach with maturity and character any day over a blowhard who hasn’t really done any that spectacular to blow hard about.

  89. jr4real says: Jan 8, 2013 11:02 PM

    Jerry wants to fire Garrett but knows he will look so bad for picking he wrong coach again and again. He’s willing to lose again so he can say he tried. Then he goes after a college big name like Saban or Kelly.

    Then again maybe im giving him too much credit.

  90. drgreenstreak says: Jan 8, 2013 11:03 PM

    The perfect move if you’re going back to a 4-3 D.

    If the Pokes want to best utilize their current talent, there are great 4-3 coaches available.

  91. beefjerky1 says: Jan 8, 2013 11:08 PM

    I wonder if Rob Ryan has a tattoo of his wife wearing a Tony Romo jersey??

  92. tjacks7 says: Jan 8, 2013 11:16 PM

    I’m not a fan of the Ryan’s but I find the “I’ll be out of work for like 5 minutes” comment pretty funny.

  93. rayguyreturns says: Jan 8, 2013 11:16 PM

    I told you when he was hired: There will be no “D” in big “D”.
    He said the exact same thing about “the five minutes” the last time he was fired.
    He’s running out of suitors.

  94. thejuddstir says: Jan 8, 2013 11:21 PM

    Jets GM……..Buddy Ryan
    Jets HC……..Rexy Ryan
    Jets DC………Robbie Ryan
    Woody might as well add a couple more clowns to the circus. If Robbie boy is as good as he thinks he is, what better fit than to work for your brother…unless not even your brother thinks you are that good but then how does one define that when rexy thinks he is the best. A dysfunctional owner deserves dysfunctional coaches who create a dysfunctional team. All in the Family.

  95. tyler4richardson says: Jan 8, 2013 11:40 PM

    I bet that DeMarcus Ware tattoo he got with Rex looks stupid now.

  96. phillybirds says: Jan 8, 2013 11:42 PM

    do you people understand that Rob Ryan coaches a 3-4 Defense? He’s not going to come to your 4-3 team.

  97. dudeicle says: Jan 9, 2013 12:11 AM

    the patriots D could use a little help ahhahaha

  98. raideralex99 says: Jan 9, 2013 12:26 AM

    LOL … the guy has never coached a team above .500 and gets more love than Manning or Brady who have actually won a SB.

  99. badintent says: Jan 9, 2013 12:49 AM

    Hey Cowgirls fans. From a Gmen fan. The truth is your LBs are as bad as ours. slow or stupid or both. If not for Ware, you have almost no pass rush too. Don’t hang your lousy D all on Ryan, he covered your butts with blitzs to prevent your secondary from getting roasted like a stuck pig.Remember , Ryan had to work with what the Wizard of OZ(jerry ) gave him. Grow a pair, there are Dallas policewomen with bigger ones.

  100. uglytrog says: Jan 9, 2013 12:54 AM

    Rob, you are no Dick LeBeau.

  101. phillyphanatic77 says: Jan 9, 2013 12:58 AM

    1509lucky says:
    Jan 8, 2013 10:42 PM

    Speak for yourself dude! This Eagles fan,saw his Dad for the blowhard joke that he was! Zero playoff wins! That’s his Dad’s legacy in this town,give me a break with that”we loved his attitude”crap! The guy was a Horrible Head Coach.
    ___________________________________

    Look I’m well aware that Buddy Ryan never won a playoff game despite having one of the greatest defenses of all time. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that the people of Philadelphia still love him. He was not a “blowhard joke”, he was an excellent defensive mind. His problem was that he had no idea how to implement an effective offensive gameplan. And you trying winning a playoff game with RICH KOTITE running your offense. Talk about a blowhard joke. It’s a miracle Buddy even got em to the playoffs with that dumbass running our offense. There’s no arguing that Buddy Ryan knew how to draft and develop defensive studs.

  102. midwaymonster305 says: Jan 9, 2013 3:29 AM

    Homeboy is a joke just like his good ol bro!

  103. 5literworkshop says: Jan 9, 2013 3:35 AM

    He was misquoted. The actual quote was “I’ll have another sack full of Big Macs and a box of moon pies in, like, five minutes.”

  104. contract says: Jan 9, 2013 6:13 AM

    Both Rex and Rob are still living off their daddy’s success.

  105. ddogdaddy says: Jan 9, 2013 6:17 AM

    Ahh the old Dallas blame game. Run to perfection after so many years. Jones is a joke.

  106. thedubixcube says: Jan 9, 2013 6:35 AM

    I’m no Cowboys fan, but I can’t help but feel Jerry missed a chance at a coaching coup. He could have canned Garrett and hire Lovie Smith as the HC (4-3) and Norv Turner as the OC (awful HC, great OC).

    We know money’s not an issue, so it can only be his incessant need to believe he knows what he’s doing. Even though it’s clear he doesn’t. This team/coaching staff/front office already existed for the last 20+ years and it was called the Oakland Raiders. History repeating itself.

    If Jerry would remove his head from his rear end, cultivate a first-rate front office and stick to the business side of running the team, the Cowboys could be worth $2+ billion AND be a serious threat to win the ‘Ship year in and year out.

  107. davidcl77 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:35 AM

    Rob needs Lap band on his fat tummy and another on his trap.
    Buddy was an excellent dc but average head coach.
    The reason Jerry didn’t fire Garrett was that he wants someone coaching the team that will be ok with Jerry doing all the things he does. Jimmy got in his face. Garrett, the “mouse,” won’t.
    Moral……. Jerry is comfortable with losing as long as he can be Jerry.

  108. eaglesfan36 says: Jan 9, 2013 7:00 AM

    Please come to the eagles!

  109. footballfan58 says: Jan 9, 2013 7:27 AM

    Please, Rex, hire your brother! Can you imagine the entertainment factor? Rex and Sanchez are like the newspaper funny pages of the NFL and I love them!!

  110. spyder7373 says: Jan 9, 2013 7:41 AM

    I don’t know whats more sad. The lame fat jokes everyone seems to think are funny. Or the fact that the people posting them are probably polishing off their third Big Mac of the day.

  111. bluepike says: Jan 9, 2013 8:14 AM

    The mouth never falls far from the tree.

  112. cubancigar10 says: Jan 9, 2013 8:32 AM

    Yup only five minutes. That’s the time it takes to fill out an application at McDonald’s and get hired. Flipping burgers with Rex on the other side of the counter salivating all over himself.

  113. tndiver says: Jan 9, 2013 8:40 AM

    Ryan is a good DC, even in Cleveland. We did beat the Saints and NE in back to back weeks. And Cleveland is not known for its Pro bowl caliber players for some time. The Defense of Cleveland was our strength at the time. The problem, like in Dallas, was the offense. Mistakes, turnovers, 3 and outs, and they kept the defense out on the field too long or bad field position. Ryan does a lot with not much talent. He will be coaching again real soon.

  114. burgandy2260 says: Jan 9, 2013 8:42 AM

    Would like to see him in Chicago as the DC. It was his fathers D that got us a ring before. I can’t see anyone being successful involved in the Dallas circus. Everyone is too busy looking to see who cleans Jerry’s glasses next too see what the REAL problem is there!

  115. dezbryant says: Jan 9, 2013 8:53 AM

    Rob Ryan had to deal with alot of injuries i will give him that.

    My Problem with him is I have never seen a defense so unorganized in the red zone. Against the Saints he had 9 guys out on the field until for some reason Drew Brees called a timeout.

    He was always shuffling guys in at the last second and they never were lined up properly. It happened at least 5 times in the red zone.I have never seen it happen once to any other team.

    Lack of turnovers also killed him.

  116. lolo376 says: Jan 9, 2013 8:55 AM

    These are the longest 5 minutes in history lol

  117. chris6523 says: Jan 9, 2013 8:59 AM

    Rob Ryan has been a d-coordinator for 9 years. The average rank for his defenses in the time that he has been a coordinator: Yards, 22nd. Points allowed, 22nd. Turnovers forced 15th.

    At best, he is an average defensive coordinator.

  118. CKL says: Jan 9, 2013 9:05 AM

    Cowboys should consider Mike Pettine if they don’t want to go back to 4-3 full time. I really think it does a team and the players a disservice to keep switching between base defenses every few years with different coaches.

  119. polapea says: Jan 9, 2013 9:19 AM

    He’s a terrible DC, numbers don’t lie. I guess the trick it to just run your mouth like you’re a good coach and people will buy into the BS. His brother is doing the same, must be the Ryan way.

  120. 85pmart says: Jan 9, 2013 10:58 AM

    He’s unemployed. This is now Wednesday, more than five minutes since he was fired.

  121. dprouse says: Jan 9, 2013 12:21 PM

    I wouldn’t be too sure about that, big boy. The everlasting image most people have of you is freaking out on the sidelines, getting into it with opposing players and taking stupid penalties that hurt your team. Does any head coach really want to hire a defensive coordinator who is that much of a loose cannon, has that much profile, and who will throw you under the bus at the first opportunity? I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Rob have to sit a year in the coaching penalty box until he becomes somewhat less radioactive to hire.

  122. blackngold4life says: Jan 9, 2013 3:18 PM

    The Jets!..Cowboys did have the #1 ranks Defense for a couple of weeks..another NFL scapegoat for bad GM/Ownership

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