Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who was publicly peeved when the Dallas Cowboys fired him following the 2012 season, got his revenge last November when his new team drubbed his old team 49-17 in New Orleans.
The Cowboys are hoping they’ll have the advantage this time around.
“I’d like to forget all of it if I could,” tight end Jason Witten told the team’s website this week. “I mean, really, we just got outplayed in all three phases. You go back and watch it, we were 0-9 on third downs. We weren’t really effective in the game. Rob did a good job against our offense and we really couldn’t get anything going.”
Dez Bryant remembers Ryan fondly, even going so far as to say Ryan was one of his favorite coaches.
“I know he’s going to double me. I know he is. But I’ll be ready for it,” Bryant said of Ryan, whom he still calls one of his favorite coaches. “(Last year) was embarrassing. No team wants to go through that. It was just two guys on me pretty much all game. When you don’t have anything for the double-team that's what happens. You’ve just got to live with it and do the best that you can.”
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