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Jones cites two losses in Ryan's ouster

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07:50 AM ET 01.10 | Little did Rob Ryan know, but he was already in trouble very early this season. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made his first public comments about the release of [Ryan] during a taped interview that aired Wednesday. Jones alluded to two losses -- at Seattle in Week 2 and to Chicago at Cowboys Stadium in Week 4, when Dallas' defense was almost completely healthy -- as part of the reasons why he let Ryan go. The Cowboys lost to the Seahawks, 27-7, but two special-teams turnovers put Dallas into a 10-0 hole in the first quarter. As a defense, the Cowboys were missing only one starter, nose tackle Jay Ratliff, to injury. ... [The Cowboys] never used the injuries to the defense as an excuse, but Ryan noted he had to mix and match personnel.

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January 10, 2013  07:53 AM ET

What reasons does he cite for keeping himself as GM?

January 10, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Maybe Rex will hire his twin as the DC in NY...














LOL!!!

January 10, 2013  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe Rex will hire his twin as the DC in NY... LOL!!!

As I recall, they don't exhibit much brotherly love.

Which would make it even funnier! Yeah, go for it! Ringling Brothers have nothing on the Ryan brothers.

January 10, 2013  08:06 AM ET

And in the Chicago game Romo had 5 picks. Yes, that's the defense's problem. Just further proof that the owner/gm has no frickin' clue!!!

January 10, 2013  08:07 AM ET

He was not the only problem in Dallas.........

January 10, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Jones cites two losses in Ryan's ouster


And yet the Offensive Line coach is still employed.

January 10, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Jones cites two losses in Ryan's ouster And yet the Offensive Line coach is still employed.

and the special teams coach, which was not all that 'special', was it??

January 10, 2013  08:14 AM ET
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and the special teams coach, which was not all that 'special', was it??

"Special" as in the short bus?

January 10, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

As I recall, they don't exhibit much brotherly love.Which would make it even funnier! Yeah, go for it! Ringling Brothers have nothing on the Ryan brothers.

Twins usually can't stand one another.... I have one.

January 10, 2013  08:18 AM ET

He blames the defense in a game in which Romo threw 5 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns. Sounds fair. I just wonder how Jones justifies keeping his GM position, other than to say it is my toy and I can do what I want with it.

January 10, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Hey Rex... Redskins are calling!!!!

January 10, 2013  08:28 AM ET
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Hey Rex... Redskins are calling!!!!

We appreciate his work on the OTHER team.

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January 10, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What reasons does he cite for keeping himself as GM?

Maybe because the owner hasn't fired himself yet.

January 10, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Jones cites two losses in Ryan's ouster And yet the Offensive Line coach is still employed.

I don't think Jerry knows what an offensive line coach is supposed to do. As long as he brings coffee and doughnuts to the meetings, he's probably good.

January 10, 2013  09:05 AM ET

As long as The Cowboys fill the stadium, they will keep getting a double dose of JJ!!!

January 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Ryan sure commanded a lot of camera time during games. Don't know why that was, but I won't miss it.

January 10, 2013  09:31 AM ET

JJ obviously ascribes to the theory that wars are won after a series of calamities.

January 10, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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JJ obviously ascribes to the theory that wars are won after a series of calamities.

How many?


Because - I've lost count.




Only Jerry Jones could make Rob Ryan a sympathetic character.

 
January 10, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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How many? Because - I've lost count. Only Jerry Jones could make Rob Ryan a sympathetic character.

I think it is just a case of rounding up the usual suspects and picking one. JJ said , and you knew, he would do something, just not the thing that would help. Honestly, the defense was pretty good most of the time and that was with a lot of parts missing.

If the cowboys had won that last game Ryan would still be there and that early season nonsense JJ threw out there would not even had been thought of. That was just looking for evidence after the jury found you guilty.

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