IRVING (AP) New Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has a blueprint that has worked to defeat Tom Brady and the Patriots.
The game plan Ryan used 11 months ago in Cleveland might pale in comparison to what he might try to do with Dallas.
Defensive end Kenyon Coleman, with the Browns then and now in Dallas, says the Cowboys are already doing so much more in Ryan’s system than he ever remembered doing in Cleveland the past two seasons. And Ryan has only been with the Cowboys for four games.
Dallas and New England play Sunday for the first time in four years. The Patriots won all three meetings the last 15 years.
Cleveland beat the Patriots 34-14 last November. New England has scored at least 30 points in 13 consecutive games since.
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