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Rex: Rob's D Should Be No. 2 in 2012



    Rex Ryan had sort of a back-handed compliment for his brother Rob during the league meetings on Tuesday.

    The New York Jets head coach, who's just as boastful and boisterous as his twin brother, said he thinks Rob's Dallas Cowboys defense will be even more improved in 2012 than it was from the 2010 to 2011 seasons.

    Rex pointed out that the Cowboys defense was a touchdown a game better than it was in 2010, which is pretty impressive despite the heat and questioning the unit took in 2011. It was just assumed by many that Rob Ryan's addition would instantly make the Cowboys a top-notch defense, but Rex pointed out that they didn't have the luxury of going through minicamps and training camp.

    "It's not a vanilla defense," Rex Ryan said at the meetings. "If you play vanilla defense in this league you are going to get busted. It takes time to implement things. Having the minicamps and training camp I think will help."

    While Rex said his brother will help the Cowboys improve dramatically on the defensive side of the ball next season, he doesn't expect the Cowboys to be the league's top defensive unit.

    Surprise, surprise.

    "I'll be honest with you -- they've got a chance to be second in the league in defense," Rex Ryan said.

    Take a wild guess at who Rex believes will be No. 1.

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