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Rex Ryan's Best Ravens' Locker Room Speech

Back in 2008, when the Baltimore Ravens visited the Dallas Cowboys in the final game at Texas Stadium, Rex Ryan gave a speech in the locker room prior to the game. Then the Ravens went and turned the lights out on the Cowboys in front of their former stars and a national television audience, as noted in this story on

Ryan was the defensive coordinator for the Ravens before becoming the head coach of the New York Jets, and while he really wanted the Ravens head coaching position, he reminded his team that Dallas offensive coordinator turned down the Ravens job that ultimately was given to John Harbaugh.

Known for his flair with the English language, Ryan mentioned that he used more f-bombs than the Cowboys had yards for most of that game, calling it perhaps his best pre-game speech ever. He knew that Dallas hand-picked Baltimore to be scheduled for that game so the Cowboys could have an easy victory to close out the old stadium and celebrate with all of their old stars who were brought in for that game.

Unfortunately, the Ravens were not polite guests as they had a great game, capped off by two long back-breaking TD runs of over 75 yrds on successive possessions late in the fourth quarter to seal the defeat and thoroughly embarrass both the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones. Many Ravens fans consider that game one of the best road victories in the team's history.