Buddy Ryan: Cowboys 'lucky' to hire son

Updated: January 20, 2011, 3:12 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Once one of the Dallas Cowboys' fiercest rivals, Buddy Ryan now finds himself having to root for them with his son Rob taking over as Jason Garrett's defensive coordinator.

"They're lucky they got a guy like Rob," Buddy said Wednesday via telephone from his Kentucky home. "He's a helluva coach, and he'll do a great job for them. ... He'll bring a lot of enthusiasm. He'll get the best out of his players. He'll be up their ass and they'll get going."

Rob Ryan, who ...

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