Dallas Cowboys: Sizing Up Rob Ryan and His Antics

Clay DefayetteCorrespondent IIIAugust 8, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21:  Cleveland Browns defensive coodinator Rob Ryan watches warmups during a game agaisnt the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 21, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The rest of the division must be laughing.

A unit that ranks twenty-third in total defense should not have its defensive coordinator calling out an offense that was second in total yards. Yes, Rob Ryan may have coordinated the Browns last season but they ranked only one spot ahead of the Cowboys defensively.

Terence Newman has a groin injury that will keep him out all of the preseason. This should be expected to slow him down at the beginning of the regular season, meaning that Mike Jenkins will have to return to his 2009 form at the very least.

It's not smart to put more pressure on a secondary that already has enough pressure facing DeSean Jackson, Michael Vick and the pass-first offense of the Giants.

Rob Ryan, Rex Ryan and the rest of the family doesn't care what anyone thinks. Rob plans on knocking off, or knocking out, the Eagles and the rest of the NFC East in 2011.

He may want to think again about writing checks that his corner backs cannot cash. The players needed to get Rob's job done must already be on the roster because Jerry Jones cannot spend more money. At what point does confidence become arrogance?

The Ryan brother's shtick works better in an underdog role, not in a city like Dallas where the players wear stars on their helmets. Rob Ryan is looking for a head coaching job and he's said that.

While the Jets may love what Rex brings to the table, many organizations aren't thrilled about having crazy foot fetish videos from their head coach or other similar actions. Rob won't have as long of an opportunity for his song and dance to grow dull because everyone has already seen the same act with Rex.

It seems the only difference between the two is that one looks more like the fat Jesus. Rob should be trying to distance himself from Rex.

In the end though, Ryan will do his best work by helping distance his team from their NFC East foes by being at the top.