Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said Friday he was simply trying to say how much he believes in his defenders when he stirred up the Eagles during training camp according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“That other deal was unfortunate,” Ryan said. “I thought that it was provoked by the media. I’m an emotional guy. Who are we kidding? I’m not some guy [who] just can handle coach speak and be boring. I’m going to be emotional at times, and unfortunately that was one of my times, and I found out everybody listens in this town, which is good, unlike Cleveland. So I got in a little trouble there.
“To be honest with you, all I care about is our team, our players. Everywhere I’ve been, that’s all I care about. I [couldn’t] care less about their players. I respect them. They’ve got a ton of talent, but I can’t wait to get out there and get after it.”
“I know that Jackson said it’s not right for me to comment, and he’s right about that, that I don’t play on Sunday,” Ryan said. “I know he wishes I did. I mean, hell, he doesn’t have to worry about tackling me. If he does, he can tackle me. That’d be great, because I’m going to land on his shoulder and put him out. So that’ll be awesome. Hell, he can tackle me two or three times.”