Cowboys defense can't make key stop

Were injuries an excuse or a reason for defensive performance this season?

Updated: December 31, 2012, 9:15 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

LANDOVER, Md. -- Rob Ryan knows it does him no good to muse about what could have been for the Dallas Cowboys' defense if not for all the injuries it suffered this season.

There is a fine line between excuses and reasons, and if Ryan, the Cowboys' defensive coordinator, complains too much about not having Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, Jay Ratliff, Kenyon Coleman, Barry Church and Orlando Scandrick play in a game together this season, he will look weak.

Maybe next year he will ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?