Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan called his brother Rex, the head coach of the New York Jets, a liar for saying he literally cried when talking about the Sean Lee's season-ending toe injury. He said he only cries when watching Lifetime movies with his wife. But he lament the number of injuries the Cowboys have had on defense this season.
"That guy’s so full of crap," Unbelievable, you know? I don’t take enough business with that. I mean, you know, he’s beautiful. Was I bitching to him? Sure. We have so many damn injuries. Of course I was bitching to my twin brother. We’ve only had like two guys not get hurt this year on defense, which is crazy, so I was bitching to him. He did talk me off the plank. Football hardens you. Injuries are part of it. But I wasn’t crying tears, actual tears. I save that for the movies I watch with my wife. You know, Lifetime. My god, you guys ever watch Lifetime? Jesus, god almighty. Don’t. Trust me, don’t."
Lee is the second season ending injury for Ryan's defense joining strong safety Barry Church (torn Achilles). Among the starters who have missed games are nose tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker Anthony Spencer, defensive end Kenyon Coleman and safety Gerald Sensabaugh.
Ryan however did acknowledge that if anyone was worth crying over it's Lee because of what he means to the defense in terms of production, leadership and play calling.
"Absolutely. No question, and I probably should have cried," Ryan said. " But we’re doing a good job. Sean’s always around. As classy of a person as he is, he’s out here every day helping. I mean, the guy’s phenomenal. The thing that kills you in this business is that you see a guy work that hard, makes himself great and makes everybody else around you great, it is devastating when you see somebody like that leave and get injured. You feel terrible for him. Selfishly, I feel terrible for myself and our guys, but I know we’ve responded unbelievably all year to all this crap, all the injuries that we’ve had."Clarence Hill