No, the Cowboys' defensive scheme isn't an exact replica of how swaggering former Ravens defensive coordinator and current
However, there are still a lot of shared traits between the Cowboys' multiple 3-4 defense and the aggressive approach Rex Ryan has orchestrated in Baltimore and New York.
"Yeah, you see a lot of similarities," Yanda said. "It's like a hybrid 3-4 defense.
"I'm sure they'll be looking to stop the run first, make us throw and get after us in any way possible. It's all about being physical. They look like a good group. They play hard, and they're stout. We'll have to bring our 'A' game Sunday."
Rob Ryan was hired by the Cowboys as their new defensive boss on Jan. 15, 2011 after previous stints as a defensive coordinator with the
In Ryan's first season in Dallas, Ware recorded 19 1/2 sacks. This year, Ware has five sacks and three forced fumbles.
Dallas is ranked fourth in total defense, first against the pass and 15th against the run.
"Obviously, they are well-coached and they're multiple, and obviously they play more fronts, more coverages, than any defense we've faced at this point," Ravens offensive coordinator
Of course, both Ryan brothers learned the art of defense from their father, the legendary Buddy Ryan.
Buddy Ryan invented the famed 46 defense run by the 1985
"Again, a great football family," Cowboys coach
"He brings a toughness. I think he brings a personality to our team, and ike I said, the guys love playing for him. He allows us to be multiple on the defensive side of the ball, which we think is a positive thing. And again, the guys rally around and love to play for him."