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September 17, 2011

Rob Ryan hears from his brother

Rob Ryan hears from his twin brother Rex often. So he wasn't surprised to hear from the New York Jets coach this week. He also wasn't surprised by the message Rex left him.

"He left some really unflattering messages, but it’s to be expected," the Cowboys defensive coordinator said. "It’s coming back to him one of these days."

Rex showed no compassion after the Jets' 27-24, come-from-behind victory over the Cowboys.

"There is no compassion there at all. No," Rob said.

Rob would not allow exactly what was said.

"I don’t even want to say," Rob said. "There was no PG thing about [the message]. I think it was R or worse."

Rex's teams have never lost to Rob's since the two have been in the NFL. Rob, though, was at Oklahoma State when OSU beat Rex's Sooners, and his team at Tennessee State once beat Rex's at Morehead State.

It took Rob a while to get over Sunday's loss to his brother. The "24-hour rule" did not apply this week.

Asked how long it took him to put last week's loss behind him, Rob said, "Honestly or coach speak? Coachspeak, Monday. Honestly, probably Thursday. But we’re ready to go again. We have a nice plan here, and we’re ready to get after these guys."

Ryan will be missing two of his top three cornerbacks against the 49ers. Orlando Scandrick has a high-ankle sprain that will keep him out at least the next two weeks, while Terence Newman will miss another week with a groin strain. Mike Jenkins, who missed part of the Jets' game with a shoulder injury, will play.

"During the game, it was tough [being without his top cornerbacks]," Ryan said. "We had a game plan. When everybody went down, we got limited. Now, with a whole week of practice, we’re good to go. We’ve got a lot of calls up. We’ll be fine."

-- Charean Williams

Twitter: @NFL_Charean

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