Dallas fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan earlier today, with Rex’s bearded brother taking the hit for the Cowboys’ disappointing 8-8 campaign. Though Ryan initially told the Dallas Morning News’ David Moore, “I have no sour grapes” (“I enjoyed my time here. I have no hard feelings”), he apparently adjusted his tone later in the evening when speaking to ESPN Dallas’ Tim MacMahon :
“I’ll be out of work for like five minutes,” Ryan said.
When we weren’t short-handed, we were kicking ass,” Ryan said. “We weren’t at full strength ever, but we were pretty damn close and pretty damn good. We were a long way from 31st. If I’m fired on the last six games, that’s OK.
“I did a good job. I know it. If anybody thinks I didn’t, they’re full of (expletive).”