RSS

Cowboys ax Rob Ryan

Defensive coordinator out in Dallas Brad Biggs

Print This January 08, 2013, 07:50 PM EST

After the Dallas Cowboys closed the season with a loss at Washington that knocked them out of the playoffs and left them at 8-8, owner Jerry Jones pledged some deep thought and hinted at significant changes.

A little more than a week later, there is significant change.

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been fired. The news was first reported by New York Post Jets beat writer Brian Costello via Twitter.

Ryan did some impressive work with the Cowboys but ultimately the decision must have been made that the defense underperformed. We’ll see what kind of changes the Cowboys have in mind and if they involve scheme. Dallas has personnel to run a 3-4 defense.

Ryan’s departure won’t do anything to shore up the offensive line either. Jones will have to do more thinking on that.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
 

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 1st! REGISTER NOW!

Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.

NFP Inside Content. All Season.