Of all the moves Dallas was expected to make after yet another lost season, firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was not one of them because let's be honest, of all the things that went wrong for the Cowboys in 2012, the play of the defense was the only bright spot.
Then again I guess we all should have expected nothing less from an owner who would make a mistake ordering his morning coffee.
Jerry Jones has cited two specific losses for the dismissal of Ryan; Seattle in week two and Chicago in week four because he didn't like the way the team played.
Small problem with this bourbon fueled logic Jerry, both of those losses had little to do with Ryan's defense.
In Seattle, the Cowboys were put behind the 8-Ball early because of not one but two special teams miscues that handed the Seahawks a double digit lead on a platter.
You want to fire the special teams coach? Be my guest.
That was one of the units that actually performed at such a low level to warrant a coaching change.
Using the Bears game as cause for termination is even more laughable on multiple levels considering Tony Romo threw five interceptions in that game.
First is the obvious, any time a quarterback throws that many interceptions any defense, no matter how good of a unit they are, will give up points. Period.
I guess Ryan's downfall was not bailing out Jerry's boy Romo, which brings us to the other reason using that Bears game to fire Ryan is laughable.
Tony Romo has cost Dallas quite a few games in his career, including one of the games cited by Jones as a reason to fire Ryan. The irony is just too much, it really is.
These are the facts Jerry, despite an enormous amount of injuries on defense Rob Ryan's unit performed very well, even when players had to be pulled off the streets to fill out the roster.
In a season filled with games in which Dallas was unprepared, a common theme under Jerry's Tom Landry starter kit, Ryan's defense was the lone exception.
Not only were they always ready to play while the rest of the team was busy drawing plays in the ground like kids at recess, they also performed well enough down the stretch to nearly bail out the Red Headed Genius and of course owner Jerry.
Simply put, Dallas is not even close to winning the NFC East without Rob Ryan and his defense yet he is the one dismissed while the rest of this inept coaching staff remains in place.
Jerry could have fired anyone else on this staff and been praised for the move but no, he has to fire the one coach who would bring controversy.
That's Jerry Jones for you, always going for the headlines instead of what will make the Cowboys a better football team.
Rob Ryan did not deserve to be fired Jerry, he deserved a promotion because anyone who has watched this disgrace of a football team will tell you, Ryan was the only coach doing his job.