It sounds like Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones may be second-guessing his decision to let Rob Ryan go after the 2012 season. Ryan’s new team, the New Orleans Saints, absolutely manhandled the Cowboys on Sunday night by a final of 49-17.
“We had our reasons for making our change and Sean [Payton] did a good job of getting Rob down here,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s as smart as he can be. He’s from an outstanding football bloodline. That’s why we hired him two years ago with the Cowboys is because he’s that good of a football coach.”
The Cowboys allowed an NFL record 40 first downs in the loss and currently rank dead last in the league in defense.
“We thought that it was best for us to go in the direction that we are and that doesn’t look good right now,” Jones admitted. “Hopefully we can make it look good. But I have all the feelings that you have anytime you want to look back at a decision and I realize when some of them work you have to have a few things go along with it and candidly we’re having some of the same things that Rob had last year.”
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