IRVING, Texas --Five games remain in the regular season, and already Rob Ryan's name is being mentioned nationally as a candidate for the Jaguars opening -- and perhaps others around the league as they come available.
Ryan indeed might become an NFL head coach as soon as 2012, but for now he's focused on bringing a title back to Dallas as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator.
"That's the only thing we're here to do is to try to win championships. That's what we're going to do," Ryan said. "About the speculation, I mean, shoot, I've speculated my whole life. It's no big deal. Those opportunities come when you work hard and take care of the job you have. That's what I am trying to do and our players are doing a good job, and we're really coming on."
Ryan admits his twin brother Rex's success with the Jets has piqued his interest in running his own team some day.
"Two (AFC) championship (games) in two years, that's exciting," he said.
"Do I think I have the talent enough to do that job? Absolutely."
It's just not on his mind right now.