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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