Rob Ryan embarrassed by fight with Bengals
Rob Ryan got his Dallas Cowboys penalized 15 yards last weekend for cussing at Bengals lineman Andre Smith on the sidelines. The penalty only led to three points for Cincinnati, but nevertheless it was stupid and regretful. Ryan acknowledged that this week.
“That was an embarrassing moment for me. I don’t ever want to do that, be a detriment to the team,” Ryan said Friday, according to The Dallas Morning News. “That’s a mistake. That’s something I’ll learn from and it won’t happen again.
“I was ready to play that game. I think we all wanted to fight, even though you’re a coach, the whole situation made everybody a little on edge. … I was a little over-excited and I was a little bit more ready to fight than probably I should have been.”
Ryan also said he believed the emotions of the fatal car crash the day before played a role in his spirited reaction. That may be the case, but he’s been known to get fired up quite frequently regardless of circumstance.
Luckily the Cowboys won the game so Ryan didn’t feel like he cost his team a victory. He better keep himself in check to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.