The 2013 NFL playoff schedule may be in full gear, but for teams who failed to make the big dance, changes are always sure to come - and they have. The Dallas Cowboys missed the NFL playoffs and the heads are beginning to roll. It's being reported that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been fired. According to ESPN the Cowboys defensive coordinator was informed on Tuesday he would not be returning in 2013-14.
"I want to express my appreciation to Rob for all of his efforts and contributions to the Cowboys over the past two years," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said in a statement. "At this time, the decision has been made to move forward in a different direction philosophically on defense. I have an immense amount of respect for Rob as a person and as a football coach and I wish him and his family the very best."
Now the question looms, will Rob be joining his brother Rex in New York? Don't put it past the Jets!
In other NFL news, Washington Redskins rookie sensation quarterback Robert Griffin III will reportedly undergo surgery sometime this week.
According to the Jan. 8 Washington Post, Griffin III has a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and will undergo surgery in coming days, a person familiar with Griffin’s condition said Tuesday night.
This could be a severe blow to the Redskins even though RG3 will have all summer to rest and rehabilitate his knee, but keep in mind Griffin tore the ACL in the same knee back in 2009, during his sophomore season at Baylor University.
The Redskins dramatically improved this season from last, winning the NFC East division for the first time since 1999, and Griffin was a big reason why.
Hopefully RG3 makes a full recovery.