The Dallas Cowboys came away with a 38-33 win on Sunday night, but for obvious reasons, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wasn’t in much of a celebratory mood following the game.
Ryan’s defense allowed 423 yards from an offense that was without Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson--their best passer, runner and receiver, respectively. 183 of these yards came on the ground.
“We’ve just got to figure out what they do best and play sound football,” Ryan said, per ESPN Dallas. “We were struggling there, obviously. That goes without saying. It’s tough identifying exactly what we’re going to be best at. That’s the situation we’re in. We’re not making excuses.
“We battled back. We won. Thank God for our offense. But, hell, we’ve got to fix it. We’ve got to play better than that, and we will.”
Ryan admitted after the victory that he hadn’t anticipated the defense having such a rough night against the banged-up Eagles.
“I never knew it was going to be as difficult as what we made it look tonight. It shouldn’t be that difficult,” he said. “We should have been better than that. That’s on me. Hell, we’ll get it fixed.”
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