A person with direct knowledge of the hire says Rob Ryan has agreed to become the Dallas Cowboys' defensive
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.
Ryan became the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator in 2009, but his future there was uncertain after the team fired coach Eric Mangini and hired Pat Shurmur last week.
Ryan also interviewed for the head coaching job with the Carolina Panthers, who hired Ron Rivera.
Ryan is the son of former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan and the brother of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
The Cowboys are scheduled to face the Jets next season.