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Cowboys' issue: Players are problem

Rob Ryan fails to back up boasts because of same cast that got Wade Phillips fired

Updated: December 16, 2011, 11:36 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Rob Ryan apparently needs to take a drive down Interstate 45.

I mean, gee, look how much smarter it made Wade Phillips!

Say what you want about Phillips' head-coaching credentials, but the man has always been widely respected for his X's and O's wizardry as a defensive coordinator. Until last season, at least.

Wasn't it all ol' Wade's fault that the Dallas Cowboys' defense fell apart in 2010? Phillips got fired in the middle of the season, but he still ...

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