Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan reacts in the second half against the Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Is Losing a Ryan Family Recipe?


It is now two years into the Jason Garrett/Rob Ryan experiment in Dallas and I have to say I still am not even close to being impressed. Especially in the aftermath of the disastrous loss by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football to the Chicago Bears. Maybe losing is just in the family tree for defensive coordinator Ryan.

Rob’s father, Buddy Ryan failed to win as a head coach during his 25 year career, despite making it to the Super Bowl as an assistant three times . His brother, Rex, faces a similar dilemma in New York as the head coach for the Jets. After making it to the AFC championship game in his first two seasons, Rex failed to make the playoffs last year going 8-8.

As for Rob Ryan, I am still not seeing it in Dallas. He said he needed more physical cornerbacks. Well, Ryan had four in the game last night and the Bears still seemed to find a way to line wideout Brandon Marshall up in the slot against a safety. Adjustments, anyone?

His defense still only has pressure because of linebacker DeMarcus Ware.  I still am not seeing pressure from anywhere else, as his great genius scheme promised.

On the other side of the ball, Garrett’s offense has regressed to the point of being one of the worst  in the NFL. His plan to make the Dallas offensive  line more athletic has left it only more pathetic.

Finally, I cannot even begin to mention how disappointed I am in Dez Bryant and his lack of effort and intelligence.  Put it all together, Cowboy fans, and unless we make a big blockbuster trade or bring back a quality head coach, the recipe in Dallas is for some humble pie and an 8-8 season…at best.

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  • bwall

    That defense still cannot be depended on to create turnovers or stop an opposing offense. And this team’s offense has regressed to the cellars of the nfl. They cannot run the ball and romo is throwing picks at an alarming rate, recievers dropping passes, running wrong routes, penalties everywhere. This team has pathetically gone from competetive to disgusting.

  • bwall

    At this point I have given up and expect nothing more than 6-10

    • J W Hardin

      At this point…where are those four more wins coming from? Really, this team may have totally lost its heart Monday night, what little it had to begin with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chance.streetman Chance Streetman

    The defense technically only gave up 20 points to Chicago with Romo turning the ball over constantly. I don’t think the problem lies with the defense.

    But there is plenty of problems on offense. Offensive line is terrible. Running game is 3rd worst in NFL. Romo leads the league in interceptions.

    Dallas needs this bye week, but they also need a miracle.

  • Krazy Cowboy

    Should have gotting Ray Horton ,O Well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P2GMMN6HDPATDXZCKYVM3F72VM Doc Holiday

    Jarry should have gotten Peyton—now he’s stuck with Nomo !!!

  • kurumba

    The hope left is the YOUTH ON THE ROSTER. I would use the following players iMMEDIATELY and I would use dez Bryant only as a returner. I would activate #84 James Hanna as a downfield receiving threat in place of Bryant; I would then dump Hopeless Felix Jones and start either Tanner OR Olawale. Then I get Callahan to implement a RUN HEAVY game plan using Witten heavily as a run blocker . I use Murray & Tanner & Olawale OR just Tanner & Murray and RUN THE FOOTBALL AT LEAST 40 times. This will get the OL to be more aggressive and get into the backfield! When the defense gangs up on the run game then throw downfield to Witten/Hanna and Austin and maybe Ogletree. Employ the Two Tight End strategy Belichick has used so well at New England. Hanna and Witten could give defenses the fits especially if running the ball heavily is employed. Remember Hanna caught everything thrown his way during pre season and he did catch the onside kick in the Tampa Bay game.

  • BigKen on BigD

    With this coaching staff and GM their is only lost hope. There will never be glory days for this team as long as Jason Garrett and the rest of the coaching staff is there. No innovation on offense or defense. Plane Jane coaching. Get rid of these clowns. Games are won in the trenches and we are not winning there. Jerry you are losing your fans at a rapid rate. This not what we are used to watching. They have some skilled players on both sides of the ball so what is going on. It is called lack of coaching. PLEASE FIRE JASON GARRETT AND ROB RYAN. Please hire Chuckie or Bill Cower. Someone please help.