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Dallas Cowboys' Rob Ryan proud of No. 1 defense

Monday's showdown between the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys will feature one of the league's lowest-rated offensives trying to carve up the top-ranked defense. That No. 1 spot belongs to the Cowboys, who are very proud of their top-ranked unit, says defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (via's Todd Archer).

"It’s going to be big if we can get it after 16 weeks, that would be good," Ryan said. "We’re happy where we are. The guys have been working hard. We're not ashamed of being No. 1, that’s where you want to be."

Dallas' defensive success has been attributed to Ryan's schemes, which have stopped the likes of Russell Wilson, Josh Freeman and two-time Super Bowl winner Eli Manning. However, Ryan admits he has little to do with his team's production.

"I haven’t done anything," Ryan said. "I think all of our players and coaches have. We’re working hard. Look, we want to have a great defense and that’s the way it is. We’re excited where we are but more excited about where we’re going."