The New Orleans Saints were able to blowout the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, as Drew Brees and the offense were clicking on all cylinders. While no one is surprised with how the team is clicking on the offensive side of the ball, it is the defensive rebirth thanks to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan that has the team looking like legit contenders in the NFC.
For Ryan, last night’s game was about more than leading his defense, as he looked to make a big statement against his former team and he did just that.
Now, with the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones seeing how Ryan has been able to get the Saints performing as the Cowboys defense struggles, the team appears to be having second thoughts about whether or not it was the right move to fire Ryan after last year.
From Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas:
Jerry Jones on firing Rob Ryan: “We thought it was best for us to go in the direction that we are, and it doesn’t look good right now.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 11, 2013
The Dallas defense was hit hard with injuries last season, so putting it all on Ryan’s shoulders was not fair and that is showing.
This year, the team is under new direction with a new system and they have looked even worse than before.
It wasn’t the first and won’t be the last time that the Cowboys defense gets torched, so expect the decision to fire Ryan to continue coming back to haunt them as the season goes on.