Defense can't afford repeat performance

Rob Ryan's unit must adjust against Eagles after getting scorched in first matchup

Updated: December 23, 2011, 2:30 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan were talking about adjustments this week.

Ryan has never liked having to make them, but Jones thinks his coach has a knack for them.

"He's an adjuster," Jones said. "He'll scheme and react and use his talent. All of those things I really appreciate in coaching."

We'll find out Saturday night whether the adjustments Ryan makes will help his defense avoid a repeat of what happened in the Cowboys' first ...

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