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07:47 AM ET 01.09 | While Rob Ryan awaits his next job, the Cowboys' D may look different in more ways than one this coming season. Jerry Jones promised changes would be coming. In order to emerge from the quagmire of mediocrity the Cowboys have been mired in since their last playoff appearance in the 2009 season, he said an out-of-the-box move would be required. ... Was Jones hinting that the Cowboys were contemplating switching their defensive schemes and re-adopting the 4-3? Maybe so. Head coach Jason Garrett seemed to suggest that some fundamental aspect of the defense would change when explaining in a statement why [Ryan] won't be back next season. "At this time, the decision has been made to move forward in a different direction philosophically," he said.

The Dallas Morning News

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January 9, 2013  07:51 AM ET

So really the writer has no idea if the Cowboys are planning to revert back to the 4-3 defense or not. Probably should see a new defensive coordinator hired first before posting stuff like this.

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January 9, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Philosophy! Of course! Why didn't Fat Rob think of that?

January 9, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Philosophy! Of course! Why didn't Fat Rob think of that?

Because... he looked around this organization and saw they didn't have one.

January 9, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Because... he looked around this organization and saw they didn't have one.

No sense rocking the boat...

January 9, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Defensive coordinators make wonderful scapegoats. Look how well the Iggles did after they fired theirs.

January 9, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Sure it was the defense that was the whole problem in Dallas

January 9, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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Sure it was the defense that was the whole problem in Dallas

Yep. It's Ryan's fault the O-line can't pass protect, the WRs can't run routes and the QB throws to the wrong team.

January 9, 2013  09:01 AM ET

this is ridiculous....while the D may be an issue, it's shocking that they haven't figured out Romo....if you keep Romo, you are going to keep having seasons just like the last 7...FAILURE and embarassment. Being a QB is more than about being able to throw a football. You have to be a leader, and Romo is no leader. TO swept into town, made him a clown in the circus and Romo never recovered....(go figure...TO swept into Philly, turned McNabb into a clown in the circus and McNabb never recovered)...

January 9, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

this is ridiculous....while the D may be an issue, it's shocking that they haven't figured out Romo....if you keep Romo, you are going to keep having seasons just like the last 7...FAILURE and embarassment. Being a QB is more than about being able to throw a football. You have to be a leader, and Romo is no leader. TO swept into town, made him a clown in the circus and Romo never recovered....(go figure...TO swept into Philly, turned McNabb into a clown in the circus and McNabb never recovered)...

TO should look to Barnum and Bailey for employment options....

January 9, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Yep. It's Ryan's fault the O-line can't pass protect, the WRs can't run routes and the QB throws to the wrong team.

Just JJ avoiding the obvious, as usual. That's what he does best.

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January 9, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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As long as Dallas has a coach with no power over the team, Dallas will always be mediocre.Jerrah needs to fire the GM. Oh wait...

it makes you wonder who leads...not the coach, not the QB, not the owner...then WHO?

January 9, 2013  09:33 AM ET

WOW!!! that means D Ware will probably be placed at DE... scary thought...

January 9, 2013  09:45 AM ET

All things aside, I thought he did a pretty good job as DC. Maybe this is really personal.

January 9, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Garrett can barely run the offense, can't see how anything he has to say about the defense has any credibility.

With the key injuries the defense had I find hard to blame Ryan too much.

January 9, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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it makes you wonder who leads...not the coach, not the QB, not the owner...then WHO?

The Cheerleaders!

Think about it. Isn't that the first image that comes to your mind when you think of the Cowboys?

January 9, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

All things aside, I thought he did a pretty good job as DC. Maybe this is really personal.

JJ has to blow up something. I agree with you that Ryan didn't do a bad job, but if they're not going to fire the HC, then the DC is next in the crosshairs.

January 9, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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this is ridiculous....while the D may be an issue, it's shocking that they haven't figured out Romo....if you keep Romo, you are going to keep having seasons just like the last 7...FAILURE and embarassment. Being a QB is more than about being able to throw a football. You have to be a leader, and Romo is no leader. TO swept into town, made him a clown in the circus and Romo never recovered....(go figure...TO swept into Philly, turned McNabb into a clown in the circus and McNabb never recovered)...

couldn't agree more..... it starts with the QB and unfortunately, this team will die along with romo under center!

 
January 9, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Sure it was the defense that was the whole problem in Dallas

of course LOL... our offense is a fine tuned machine with king romo leading the way LMAO!

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