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Jason Garrett fired Rob Ryan for lack of takeaways

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05:44 PM ET 01.24 | Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett cited a lack of takeaways by his team's defense as the main reason for the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. The Cowboys defense had just 16 takeaways in 2012, compared to 29 giveaways by the offense.

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January 24, 2013  05:48 PM ET

And here I thought it was because Jerry Jones told him to

January 24, 2013  06:04 PM ET

Somehow I think several of those offensive presents were more damaging than not getting a couple more on defense.

January 24, 2013  06:06 PM ET

29 giveaways? Did he fire his offensive coordinator too? Oh, wait...

January 24, 2013  06:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And here I thought it was because Jerry Jones told him to

Seems the NFL has this rule; owners cannot coach. No rule against getting a guy to be your puppet, well maybe there is but proving it might be difficult.

January 24, 2013  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And here I thought it was because Jerry Jones told him to

Nobody thinks he didn't, but you'll never get Garrett to admit that publicly.

January 24, 2013  06:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

29 giveaways? Did he fire his offensive coordinator too? Oh, wait...

No, but JJ did!

January 24, 2013  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And here I thought it was because Jerry Jones told him to

Pretty much nailed it.

January 24, 2013  06:32 PM ET

Anybody hire fat Robbie yet?

January 24, 2013  07:12 PM ET
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Anybody hire fat Robbie yet?

He's the Rams new DC.

January 24, 2013  07:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's the Rams new DC.

One of Buddy Ryan's kids working for Jeff Fisher? The league has come full-circle.

January 24, 2013  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Anybody hire fat Robbie yet?

Steve Spagnuolo is now available...

January 24, 2013  07:34 PM ET

Jason Garrett fired Rob Ryan for lack of takeaways

Dallas rewards players that giveaway points as Romo is still in Big D.

January 24, 2013  07:47 PM ET

The Cowboys and the Jets are competing for the most confusing leadership policy in the league. Right now the Jets are in the lead...but not by much.

January 24, 2013  07:54 PM ET

Yeah big Robs defense was just as bad as the GGGGGGGGGGMen!!!

January 24, 2013  07:54 PM ET
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Yeah big Robs defense was just as bad as the GGGGGGGGGGMen!!!

And Jets!!!

January 24, 2013  08:04 PM ET

And his brother will be fired for too many Giveaways!!!

January 24, 2013  08:32 PM ET

It seems more coaches have been fired than hired this past year.

January 24, 2013  08:39 PM ET
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It seems more coaches have been fired than hired this past year.

a high paying temp job.

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January 25, 2013  11:29 AM ET

total BS. JJ fired ryan and everyone knows this. garrett is nothing more than a puppet for jones and a poor one at that. and look at our QB and his costly INTs. they killed this team way more than a lack of takeaways. so now garrett is going to start spilling BS from his mouth??

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