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Defense still trying to develop

Cowboys' communication issues reveal Rob Ryan's unit is a work in progress

Updated: August 21, 2011, 10:12 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rob Ryan's defense will get another chance to work out the kinks when the Dallas Cowboys play their second preseason game Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers at Cowboys Stadium.

The Cowboys' first-team defense surrendered just a field goal to the Denver Broncos in the preseason opener, but there were clearly still issues to be addressed.

There were gains of 4, 6, 5, 12 and 7 yards on the ground. There was a 29-yard pass completion with safety Gerald ...

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