Rob Ryan not ready to be head coach

Coordinator has strong work ethic, but Cowboys' defense is not at championship level

Updated: December 7, 2011, 12:20 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Let's dial back the hype about Rob Ryan as a head coach candidate, at least for a little while.

The big fella's plate is plenty full as the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator.

To Ryan's credit, he realizes that. He firmly believes that he'll join his twin brother, Rex, in following in the footsteps of their father, Buddy, as an NFL head coach sooner than later, but he's not consumed by the possibility of where or when that will happen.

"My mind's definitely ...

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