Jason Garrett issued a statement in response to the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday night, just hours after calling Ryan, who is currently vacationing in Turks and Caicos, to break the bad news.
“I want to express my appreciation to Rob for all of his efforts and contributions to the Cowboys over the past two years,” the statement reads, via the Dallas Morning News. “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.”
Ryan had a season left on his three-year deal at the time of his firing Tuesday. In 2012, the defense finished 24th in the league in terms of points per game allowed.
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