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Cowboys' Ryan: I talk a lot, but 'I'm the best at what I do'

Less than a week after his Dallas defense was shredded by the Eagles, Rob Ryan is still answering for his training-camp boasts promising that the Cowboys would handle Philly with ease.

"I gave (the Eagles) a little extra motivation by my comments," the defensive coordinator told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday. "As I told everybody before, nobody ever puts it back in there -- an assistant coach shouldn't be doing that. I let one slip out of there, and it gets away from me. I put too much pressure on our guys, which is not what we want to do.

"That's why I felt the whole thing was my fault, which it really was. It doesn't happen very often. It's not going to be a weekly press conference where I screw something up. It usually happens the other way around."

But not always.

Ryan also paid for disparaging comments he made about Calvin Johnson before the Lions wideout torched the Cowboys in Week 4 (sense a theme here?).

Ryan is a skilled coordinator, but one who's now eating from the same humble pie his twin brother Rex, the Jets coach, has feasted on of late.

Has Rob Ryan zipped it for good? Please.

"I take a lot of pride in my job," he said. "I'm the best at what I do."

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