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Rob Ryan gets a pass -- for now

Cowboys coordinator managed injuries well, but defense needs results in 2013

Updated: January 1, 2013, 2:32 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- It's OK to admit Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan did a nice job keeping an injury-ravaged unit from total collapse during the second half of the season.

You're even allowed to concede the Cowboys' defense absolutely did its job Sunday night against the Washington Redskins.

No joke.

Forget about Alfred Morris' 200 yards rushing. Or Robert Griffin III's 10.3 average per carry.

Instead, focus on the bottom line: With three minutes left in ...

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