After talking to Greg Manusky, who has since accepted a position with the Chargers as their DC, Vic Fangio, who appears to be headed to San Francisco to be the 49ers' new DC, and Todd Bowles, who is returning to Miami, the Dallas Cowboys are in serious talks with Rob Ryan.
I have a lot of respect, some say undeservedly so, for Jason Garrett.
I have extremely lofty expectations for his future as the Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
If this is any indication of things to come however, I may have drastically overestimated his abity to evaluate talent. Coaching talent anyway.
He is the son of incredibly arrogant and peer-punching Buddy Ryan.
Rob Ryan has an impressive pedigree.
Success you ask? Oh no, he's not been successful, but he's a Ryan. Isn't that impressive?
Okay, he had a successful year in Oakland 5 years ago.
In 2006 his defense ranked 3rd in overall defense, so maybe I'm being a little tough on him.
Here's how his defenses have ranked in his 7 years as a Coordinator:
From 2004 - 2008 in Oakland: 30th, 27th, 3rd, 22nd, 27th.
In 2009 and 2010 in Cleveland: 31st and 22nd
Cleveland is not asking him back. Why would they? Why would anyone?
The vacated position of Defensive Coordinator in Dallas looks to be Rob Ryan's new gig.
Dallas fans beware.