The big changes in Dallas have officially begun, as the Cowboys decided to part ways with well-known defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Cowboys are parting ways with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. A big change they alluded to!
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 9, 2013
Ryan later confirmed his dismissal with ESPN Dallas, adding that he’ll “be out of work for like five minutes.”
Ryan told reporters that he was fired by Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett via a phone call. Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted that changes were coming following their disappointing loss to the Washington Redskins at the end of the regular season. However, Jones proceeded to back quarterback Tony Romo and Garrett, two candidates to be removed. Instead, Jones appears to have been talking about Ryan and there could be more changes in Dallas to come.
Glazer added that Ryan will not join his twin brother Rex and the New York Jets. He’d certainly fit right in.