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Rob Ryan: Eagles are all hype

Rob Ryan surely remembers how good the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry was when his dad was coaching the Birds.

Rob Ryan: Eagles are all hype

Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, right, talks to Victor Butler during an NFL training camp practice. (Darren Abate/AP Photo)
Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, right, talks to Victor Butler during an NFL training camp practice. (Darren Abate/AP Photo)

Rob Ryan surely remembers how good the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry was when his dad was coaching the Birds.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that he's doing his part to get everyone fired up now that he's in the NFC East.

Ryan, who took over as the Cowboys defensive coordinator this offseason, took a shot at the new-look Eagles, according to Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"I've got three bullies over there waiting for Thursday," Ryan said of his defensive line addition. "These are proven players, and that's what we need. I don't know if we win the all-hype team, I think that might have gone to somebody else, but we're going to beat their ass when we play them."

Ryan, of course, did not name the Eagles, but given all the headlines the Birds have made with the Dream Team and Miami Heat references, it's hard to imagine he was referring to anyone else.

One of the new Eagles apparently heard about Ryan's comments and responded. Here's a Tweet from Cullen Jenkins:

Talk is cheap. Let them talk. We are focused here and I could care less. We are worried about ourselves n getting better. He must be nervous

The truth is the Eagles should get used to having a target on their back. They are going to be a popular Super Bowl pick nationally and have raised expectations with their recent signings.

As for the Cowboys, they come to Philadelphia in Week 8 (Oct. 30), and the Birds travel to Dallas in Week 16 for a Christmas Eve matchup.

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