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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett dazzled by his new defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 24, 2011

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he chose Rob Ryan as his defensive coordinator in part because the organization wanted someone who is familiar with a 3-4 scheme. But the presentation Ryan, who served as the Browns' defensive coordinator during the past two seasons, gave in his interview put him over the top.

"He came into my office, and he had a coat and tie on and his hair was nicely combed," Garrett said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. "He looked good, but we started talking about football. And about three minutes into the conversation, I've never seen a guy want to get out of a coat and tie more than this guy.

"So I said, 'Rob, just take that thing off.' So literally he (ripped off his coat), got rid of the tie, grabbed the pen and started going on the board and it didn't take long. I was impressed by the effort. I was impressed by the coat and tie, and then I was equally impressed by (him) getting rid of it and getting going and really being who he is."

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan created a stir by guaranteeing his team would win the Super Bowl next season. Then he weighed in on his twin brother's new job.

"He's a great coach," Rex Ryan said. "There's no question about it, and I'll be excited to see what he does with some of the talent that they have there."


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