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Friday, December 7, 2012
Rob Ryan must let big dogs feast on QBs

By Tim MacMahon

IRVING, Texas -- It's hard to have much hope for the Dallas Cowboys' defense right now.

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is basically holding open tryouts to try to plug holes at inside linebacker and in the secondary. The recent results have been about as pretty as the pictures of a shirtless Ryan that surfaced after the Cowboys' training camp beach party.

Any reason to believe the Dallas D isn't doomed against Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and RG3 again down the stretch?

"Hell, we've got to fix it," a weary Ryan said on Sunday night. "We've got to play better than that, and we will. We've got some excellent coaches, we've got some excellent players. We'll find out what we can do best with what we have."

I'm happy to help. Here's some free advice, Rob: Play to the strengths of the only two certified studs left standing on that decimated defense.

Let Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware loose. If they don't dominate, this season is dead.

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