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Defensive coordinator confident in talent

Ryan charged with turning around a unit that gave up a franchise-high 436 points in '10

Updated: July 29, 2011, 1:33 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

SAN ANTONIO -- The Dallas Cowboys are not where they need to be as a defense.

We don't know who will be the starting defensive end or the starting free and strong safeties.

And there is this little thing of fixing a unit that allowed a franchise-record 436 points last season.

Rob Ryan, the man hired to solve those problems, isn't afraid to tell you he is the person to do it.

A robust man with long gray hair and a goatee to match, Ryan certainly stands out. During ...

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