Cowboys' defense a work in progress

It's early in preseason, but Rob Ryan's unit still has look of 2010's woeful D

Updated: August 12, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rob Ryan's daddy hated the Dallas Cowboys when he coached the Philadelphia Eagles.

Buddy Ryan still is not too fond of them today, even though his son is their defensive coordinator.

Rob Ryan, however, respects this proud franchise's history. And that's why the first play of the Ryan era began in the flex defense, the scheme former coach Tom Landry made famous.

DeMarcus Ware, blitzing, knocked down Kyle Orton's pass at the line ...

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