One of the biggest changes in Cowboys camp this year has been a smaller and quieter defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Not only has Ryan shocked everyone with his dramatic weight loss of more than 60 pounds but he has also trimmed the fat on his cocky trash talk of a year ago.
He refuses to be baited into boastful comments about beating the rival Philadelphia Eagles as he was a year ago. He also has declined to say his players are better than any others in the league which got him into hot water headed in the a game against the Detroit Lions because he intimated that Miles Austin and Dez Bryant were better receivers than Calvin Johnson.
Ryan has simply been muzzled by coach Jason Garrett who wants his players and coaches to let their play do their talking.
“I think it’s important for our team to do our work every day and let our actions speak for themselves,” Garrett said. “That’s an important concept for our players to understand and our coaches to understand. We want to have a confident group of guys but ultimately we have to do our jobs and demonstrate we are a good football team by playing the right way and winning football games.”