Scout's Eye, Day 2: Rob Ryan's scheme July, 29, 2011 By Bryan Broaddus http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4681026/scouts-eye-day-2-rob-ryans-scheme When Rob Ryan was brought in as the defensive coordinator on Jason Garrett’s staff, it showed me that Garrett was willing to think outside the box. He went in a direction you wouldn't think he would and hired a coach that was not in the image of what you'd expect. But he got a coach that was going to find a way to get his defense off the field on third down. Ryan is not the spit-and-polish type on the outside, but like Garrett he comes from a football family. They both grew up on NFL practice fields and locker rooms. They tagged along to the office or watched their dads break down film long after mom had gone to sleep. Garrett and Ryan share the same passion for football as their fathers did, which makes this a good fit. Ryan runs a 3-4 scheme, which is what the Cowboys have run since Bill Parcells convinced Jerry Jones in 2005 that it was easier and cheaper to find linebackers than it was defensive ends. Parcells told Jones that it was difficult to find those wide “9” technique rushers and you were always going to have to overpay for them.