Cowboys' Rob Ryan ready for Cleveland reunion

Associated Press Modified: November 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm •  Published: November 17, 2012
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That's not exactly what Dallas had in mind when Ryan brought an attacking style to go with his boisterous and demonstrative sideline behavior, but this year has been better.

The Cowboys harassed Manning and held him to 190 passing yards despite losing 29-24 in the first game after defensive leader Sean Lee was lost to a season-ending toe injury. Dallas held Atlanta, unbeaten at the time, to 19 points in another close loss before the defense scored twice in the fourth quarter of last week's win over Philadelphia.

"We've been playing pretty well the last few weeks," Ryan said. "I think we're hitting it at the right time. I think our guys are starting to go after it."

Ryan has cut his hair and the size of his waistline since he was in Cleveland, but the Browns will probably be able to recognize him.

"He was a hoot," Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas said. "He's really funny and he's a great defensive coordinator."

Ryan will be out to prove it Sunday.

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