Rob Ryan has been fired after two years as the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator.
That's bad news for all the football fans who enjoyed seeing the endless shots of the wild-eyed and even wilder-haired Ryan -- twin brother of New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan -- on the Cowboys sideline during national TV broadcasts. Also kind of a bummer for all the camera crews who have no choice now but to learn what Head Coach Jason Garrett looks like.
Several Dallas defenders took Tuesday's news pretty hard, voicing their displeasure on Twitter. “It was a privilege to play under Coach Rob Ryan! One of the greatest,” defensive end Jason Hatcher wrote. “Sad day. I'm hurting right now.”
But while it's never fun to be fired, Ryan himself seems pretty upbeat about the whole situation. Confident. One might even describe him as cocky.