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Rob Ryan assumes blame for performance of Dallas defense in scrimmage

Rob Ryan, Victor Butler

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, right, talks to Cowboys’ Victor Butler during an NFL training camp practice, Sunday, July 31, 2011, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)


New Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has promised to “beat [the] asses” of the “all-hype team” in Philly. Along the way, the Cowboys defense apparently has gotten its ass beaten by the offense of another “all-hype team.”

Specifically, the Dallas “D” was shredded by the offense in a Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage at the Alamodome in San Antontio, the site of the team’s training camp.

We don’t like giving up points,” Ryan said, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Sometimes it happens. That is the way it is. But put it on me. I dusted off a couple of calls we hadn’t worked on. Put it me its my fault. The players will be fine.”

Quarterback Tony Romo completed 14 of 20 passes for 150 yards against the starting defense, with touchdown passes to receiver Dez Bryant, tight end Jason Witten, and running back Lonyae Miller.

Per Williams, the performance included wide-open receivers, multiple time outs in a goal-line situation due to miscommunication, and no pressure on Romo.

Maybe it just means that the offense is really, really good.