Speaking from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that the decision to part ways with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was a tough one.
Ryan was fired via a phone call while on vacation out of the country earlier this month, following a season that saw the Cowboys finish 14th in total defense and 24th in scoring defense, while dealing with a wave of devastating injuries to the defensive side of the football.
After receiving word of his ouster, Ryan said he’d have another job in “five minutes.” It’s been a few weeks now, but Garrett agrees with Ryan’s assertion that he’ll be just fine.
“He’s going to do great,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a hell of a coach.”
Now back in the States, Ryan reportedly met with the Rams last week, and may be close to landing in St. Louis and joining the staff of his old friend, head coach Jeff Fisher.
“That’s a great fit,” Garrett said. “They’ve known each other for a long time and he’ll do a great job.
“But he’s a hell of a coach and a hell of a person, and I learned so much from him and really enjoyed being around him.”
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