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Ware, Ratliff excited to work with Ryan

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By Eric Edholm

OLB DeMarcus Ware has only met Rob Ryan for five minutes, with no X's and O's talk. NT Jay Ratliff hasn't even met his new defensive coordinator. But both cornerstones of the Cowboys' defense told PFW they are fired up to get to work with their new coach. "I have talked to a lot of different players about him, and everyone said good things," Ratliff said. "They say he has an attack-style of defense. You never know who is coming. And that's what we thrive on. The first year Coach (Wade) Phillips got there, it was the same thing. A lot more one-gap (responsibilities), slanting into the gaps." Ware believes the Cowboys could add some quicker bodies in Ryan's scheme. "I think (Ryan) is going to be all attacking," Ware told PFW. "Smaller, strong guys that are really quick. We're going to go in attack mode. (The rushers) are everywhere, man. That's what we need. More of that to create confusion and wreak havoc. It makes the offenses indecisive."

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