In stark contrast to his more reserved head coach, Jason Garrett, Ryan's verbally sparred with opposing players and teams on a nearly weekly basis, and that comes with a cost, according to NFL Network's Jim Mora.
"I just don't understand Rob Ryan getting in a war of the words with a player, ever. Ever," Mora said. "I don't think it makes sense, I don't think it's a good thing for the league, I don't think it makes him look good, I think it makes him look small."
"I think it's important the coordinator always understands -- number one -- they do not speak on behalf of the team. The head coach speaks on behalf of the team. They strictly speak on their side of the ball and what I wanted them to do is (heap) praise on our opponent, be objective where we were offensively and defensively, and to never say anything that would be inflammatory toward our opponent."
Add this to your list of conversations never overheard at Valley Ranch.