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Fighting Ryan family stands united

Rob and Rex, foes on field, deal with father's latest cancer diagnosis as a team

Updated: September 6, 2011, 3:48 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The Ryan family has a bunch of fighters.

It started with Buddy, the dad and the founder of the 46 defense. He fought with coaches, players and sometimes entire organizations.

It continued with his twin sons, New York Jets head coach Rex and Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob, who will meet again on a football field Sunday evening at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Rob and Rex fight all the time. They fight for their teams, for each other and sometimes ...

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