We’ve read a ton about Mike Jenkins in recent days, as the Cowboys CB is staying home for OTAs. He wants to be traded, yet the Cowboys aren’t into it. Well, the team does have a contingency plan. They could use four cornerbacks on the field at the same time in nickel, which would make Jenkins a pseudo starter. Unconventional? Yup. So is Rob Ryan. Thanks to some help from our buddies at ProFootballFocus.com, we learned it’s rare but not completely unheard of. Really, it’s just an adjustment to today’s pass-happy world. Check out my story on NFL.com about the Cowboys plans to put Jenkins on the field.
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If there is one thing I took out of Cowboys rookie mini-camp last week, it’s that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan think this year’s defense will be a lot better than last year’s defense. But it was his reason why that got me thinking. Thanks to the lockout-infused offseason and a much shorter time for acclimation in 2011, Ryan said he rushed the teaching of his scheme in his first year with the Cowboys. That’s why, when it came time for blame, he didn’t put it on his players. He put it on himself as the reason for their bad play. Ryan insisted that this year, he’s going to go about it the right way and build a foundation. “It’s like […]
On Friday at rookie minicamp, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan made his first appearance before reporters in a while. And while he said some things about his defense, the conversation turned more personal at the end.
The first practice of rookie minicamp for the Cowboys ended, and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan ambled off the field. He stopped to chat with reporters for the first time since the draft, and he made a point of saying he wouldn’t make any outrageous proclamations.
Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2012 pro days, Alabama, Bill Belichick, Courtney Upshaw, Jason Garrett, Josh McDaniels, Kevin Colbert, Mark Barron, Martin Mayhew, Pat Shurmur, Rob Ryan, Ruston Webster, Trent Baalke, Trent Richardson
Top RB prospect Trent Richardson posted 40-yard dash times in the 4.45-to-4.49-second range at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday according to NFL draft analyst Bucky Brooks.
Cowboy fans had huge expectations coming into this year. A second year with Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at wide receiver, another year with DeMarcus Ware rushing the passer, and their first go-round with renowned defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. But after two consecutive, heartbreaking losses, first to the Cardinals and last week to the Giants, the mood in Dallas is shifting. Fans are wondering: What’s wrong with the Cowboys?
Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, DeMarcus Ware, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants, Playbook, Rob Ryan, Tale of the tape, Tony Romo
Watching tape in preparation for the Giants this weekend, Rob Ryan has to be licking his lips or plucking his gray beard; however excitement manifests with the Cowboys defensive coordinator, he must have shown plenty of it after seeing New York’s situation at offensive tackle.
Posted: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Baltimore Ravens, Eli Manning, Jim Mora, Jon Gruden, Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel, Michael Fabiano, NFL Films, Rob Ryan, Shaun King, Terrell Suggs, Tom Landry
Tom Landry was a stone-faced icon, a “football god on Earth,” according to Skip Bayless. So what made the legendary Cowboys coach tick? Peel back the mask with Thursday’s premiere of “A Football Life: Tom Landry” on NFL Network.
Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Adrian Clayborn, Brandon Lloyd, Brandon Pettigrew, Bryan Bulaga, Cam Newton, Josh McDaniels, Marshall Newhouse, Patrick Willis, Playbook, Rob Ryan, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady
With less touchdowns (four) than they have losses this season (five), the Rams were desperate for some kind of weapon on offense.
Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Arian Foster, Buddy Ryan, Fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Peyton Manning, Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, Sean Payton, Washington Redskins
The New Orleans Saints locked up coach Sean Payton to a multiyear contract extension Monday in a move that will keep the Super Bowl winner in the Big Easy through the 2015 season. Now Payton can focus on the business of having his team ready for Thursday night’s NFL kickoff game in Green Bay… but first he will make an appearance Tuesday night on “NFL Total Access.”
The return of Ben Tate has some fantasy owners worried about the draft value of Arian Foster. Well, it’s time to put those worries to rest.
Posted: Thursday, February 24th, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: Rex Ryan, 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, Anthony Castonzo, Bob Sanders, Brian Billick, Cam Newton, Chad Henne, Chan Gailey, Gabe Camiri, Jason Garrett, Jeff Ireland, Jim Harbaugh, John Fox, Josh Freeman, Kyle Orton, Mark Dominik, Mark Sanchez, Nate Solder, Rob Ryan, Ron Rivera, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tim Tebow, Trent Baalke
As we wrap up Day 1 of the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, we’ll leave you with a few thoughts (some random), observations and highlights from what we’ve heard.
On the heels of Rex Ryan‘s media circus, Jason Garrett refused to guarantee a cozier gathering of reporters that his Cowboys, not the Jets, would win the Super Bowl.
I know Browns fans might not want to hear this, because they’re probably not enjoying all the losing, but I really think this team is on the right track.