Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan Fired

Rob Ryan, the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys…and brother of Rex Ryan, was informed  on Tuesday he would that he will not be returning to run the team’s defense in 2013-14. 

Ryan had one year remaining on a three-year contract.

Ryan was on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands when he got the call and was told he wouldn’t return.

 

Even though Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is out, the Jets are sticking with their plan to promote Dennis Thurman from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said in a statement….”I want to express my appreciation to Rob for all of his efforts and contributions to the Cowboys over the past two years.” At this time, the decision has been made to move forward in a different direction philosophically on defense. I have an immense amount of respect for Rob as a person and as a football coach and I wish him and his family the very best.”

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Rob Ryan’s Coaching Career

Team(s) as a coach/administrator
198719881989-1993

1994-1995

1996

1997-1999

2000-2003

2004-2008

2009-2010

2011-2012

Western Kentucky
(Assistant)
Ohio State
(Outside Linebackers)
Tennessee State
(RBs, LBs, DL)
Arizona Cardinals
(Defensive Backs)
Hutchinson Community College
(Defensive Coordinator)
Oklahoma State
(Defensive Coordinator)
New England Patriots
(Linebackers)
Oakland Raiders
(Defensive Coordinator)
Cleveland Browns
(Defensive Coordinator)
Dallas Cowboys

 

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