The ongoing theme of the season for the Dallas Cowboys defense was injuries, which made Sunday night an unfortunately fitting end to the season for the team, as both DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer were forced to play through injuries on the way to the team’s 28-18 loss to the Redskins.
It was a unit that had already lost starting safety Barry Church, starting defensive end Kenyon Coleman, starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff and both starting inside linebackers, Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, to season-ending injuries.
Not surprisingly, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says he’d like a chance to do it again with a less depleted unit.
"I'd like to do that," Ryan said, per ESPN Dallas. "That'd be fun. It's disappointing. I think we were one of the top defenses in football but that changed a little bit obviously by the end. But these guys played hard. They gave us everything they had, but yet still there's a helluva football team over there that's banged up. I know with our offense and with Jason [Garrett] running this thing, we're right there, guys. Everybody can see it. We want another chance to do that, but, hey, we'll see what happens."
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