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  1. Marinelli to Carter: 'It's a man's game'

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- Conventional wisdom was dead wrong about Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter last season. The speedy Carter, who showed flashes of brilliance in Rob Ryan's 3-4 in 2012, didn't end up being a perfect fit as the Will linebacker i...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Final Exam: Hiring Kiffin never made sense

    Tim MacMahon

    Rob Ryan didn't deserve to be fired by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but it's the best thing that could have happened to him. Monte Kiffin didn't deserve to be hired by Jones, and it's the worst thing that could have happened to him. Jones ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  3. Jones has second thoughts on Ryan firing

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW ORLEANS - Jerry Jones admitted he's had second thoughts about the Dallas Cowboys' decision to change defensive coordinators this offseason. How could that not be the case after watching the New Orleans Saints roll to a 49-17 rout Sunday night ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  4. Rob Ryan minds manners before reunion

    Tim MacMahon

    Who figured that the Big Easy would be the place for a 50-year-old man to learn etiquette? Rob Ryan, who was known as much for his blunt, brash personality as his blitz packages during his brief stint as the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator, ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. Jerry: Rob Ryan's success no surprise

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has done a remarkable job in New Orleans. The Saints, whose defense set an NFL record for most yards allowed last season, rank ninth in the league in total defense (333.1 yards ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  6. Jerry makes excuses for Monte Kiffin

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Jerry Jones, who looked for reasons to get rid of 8-8 scapegoat Rob Ryan after last seasons, keeps cutting defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin some serious slack. Jones went out of his way during his Tuesday radio appearance to make...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  7. 'This needs to be the standard' for offense

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We interrupt all the screaming about a performance that pretty much summarizes why Tony Romo is the world's most polarizing athlete to address the primary reason the Dallas Cowboys lost Sunday afternoon. Concerned about Monte K...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  8. High 5: How much difference do coordinators make?

    Tim MacMahon

    The second in's five-part series looking at factors that must go Dallas' way in a big way for the Cowboys to be contenders this season. The way the offseason coaching changes played out was a PR nightmare for Jason Garrett, but the ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  9. Mailbag: Why doesn't Tony Romo declare himself elite?

    Tim MacMahon

    Let's get right to your questions for this weekend's Twitter mailbag. If I don't touch on your topic, feel free to hit me up @espn_macmahon. @AboutTHEChu: Why does Romo himself not come out and say he's an elite QB like every other QB? It's like h...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  10. Bears, Seahawks CBs set standard for Carr, Claiborne

    Tim MacMahon

    Monte Kiffin told his players to study two teams' defenses from last season: the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks. A couple of Kiffin disciples (new Dallas defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and new Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley) c...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  11. Jerry Jones attempts to restore Jason Garrett's authority

    Tim MacMahon

    At least Jerry Jones is trying to hide the strings he attached to his head coach. Jerry at least recognizes that the perception that he's turned Jason Garrett into a puppet after two seasons with no playoff bids is a problem. Jerry cares enough to...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  12. How does personnel fit Kiffin's scheme?

    Tim MacMahon

    Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense is out at Valley Ranch, about to be replaced by Monte Kiffin's 4-3 Tampa 2 scheme. How will the Cowboys' personnel fit into Kiffin's puzzle? Here's a breakdown, with the help of former Cowboys scouting director Larry Lace...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. Jerry Jones is ignoring the real issue

    Tim MacMahon

    The more things change at Valley Ranch, the more they stay the same. Jerry Jones sure has followed through on his vow to make folks out there uncomfortable. Running backs coach Skip Peete and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan already have been kicked...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones too stubborn to consider steppin...

    Tim MacMahon

    If Jerry Jones was serious about change at Valley Ranch, he'd be looking for a new GM.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  15. Rob Ryan: D played well enough to be 9-1, 10-0

    Tim MacMahon

    Fired Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who got the bad news from Jason Garrett while vacationing in Turks and Caicos, doesn't need any sympathy. "I'll be out of work for like five minutes," Ryan said. It's not Ryan's style to complain a...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. Jason Garrett: Different direction philosophically on D

    Tim MacMahon

    Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett released a statement thanking fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and briefly explaining the decision: "I want to express my appreciation to Rob for all of his efforts and contributions to the Cowboys over the pas...

    Blog | January 08, 2013