Rob Ryan happy with weight loss

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is still a big man, but he's shrinking.

Ryan said Friday afternoon he's lost 35 pounds as a result of a lap-band procedure performed this spring.

"So, that's a good thing," Ryan said. "It's only been a couple months so [the doctor] is real happy with me. Hell, I'll keep working."

Losing weight seems to be going around with the Cowboys coaches this spring because running backs coach Skip Peete has shed a few pounds.

When told Peete has lost more weight than him, Ryan joked, "He had further to go than I did."

Rex Ryan, Rob's twin brother, also underwent a lap-band procedure in March 2010. Rex Ryan, the coach for the New York Jets, said he did it to help him fight against obesity.

Rob Ryan said he did it for similar reasons.

"Well, breathing at night," Rob Ryan said. "My wife was telling me we're looking for the long haul here.

"So, I did it for health, not for beauty. I did get a sweet cut, though. I am trying to look like a Cowboy."