Jerry Jones, for one, isn't changing coaches

In Washington, the players want a vote of confidence for Jim Zorn that will probably never come.

In Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gives his coach one each week.  (Despite what the fans may want.)

“Under no circumstances would I make a change,” Jones said on his radio show Thursday. “We’ve got
a chance to get a lot of things done and we’ve got a lot of football
left to play and we’ve got some good people that not only can play it,
but coach it.”

Dallas is in the middle of their bye week, and it’s obvious that Wade Phillips isn’t on the hot seat, at least during the season.  (Then again, Jones gave Terrell Owens plenty of votes of confidence too.)

Phillips is in the final year of a three-year contract, and it’s probably not worth asking Jones the question any more during the season.  Since Phillips is the team’s defensive playcaller, he would be especially difficult to replace. 

It’s also probably not worth wondering if Phillips will be around next year absent a playoff win.

Phillips has been coaching in the NFL for 32 years, second longest in the league only behind Bill Belichick. 

40 responses to “Jerry Jones, for one, isn't changing coaches

  1. Of course he won’t fire Wade.
    He searched high & low to find such a spineless sockpuppet. He’s not about to let him go.

  2. while he’ll likely finish out this year, unless the cowboys rebound and play better he likely will not be coaching here next year. garrett would prolly be the heir apparent and that could be a mistake as well.
    its hard to even begin to know where to start with them. the offense, on paper should be pretty potent and yet they’re sputter out all too often.
    the defense is where the holes are. their secondary is soft and the linebackers are average. the d line is pretty good.
    i’d have to say that if the defense is wade’s responsibility and they continue to play the way they do how can jerry justify keeping him around?

  3. This has been the story of the week for almost two years now. Nothing new here. Jerry will never fire Wade during the season. The only way Wade goes before the end of the season is if he fires himself. Attractive thought but fantastical at best. Saying that, he is done like dinner at the conclusion of the season. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

  4. LETS SEE IF JJ STILL FEELS THE SAME WAY AFTER A 8-8 RECORD, 8-8 IF THEY ARE LUCKY THAT IS. PROBABLY 6-10 OR 7-9 LIKE I SAID BEFORE IF THEY ARE LUCKY.

  5. You want to know the difference between having Wade Phillips as your head coach and not having Wade Phillips as your head coach?
    There isn’t one. That’s the problem with having Wade Phillips as your head coach.

  6. Wade is a great coach, please, just give him a few more years to turn things around.
    Signed,
    eagles, giants, redskins

  7. SlimPickens says:
    October 15, 2009 7:48 PM
    jones is in complete control.
    Sure he is.
    They even zoomed in on him a few weeks back, sitting in his luxury box, with a play chart in his hand.

  8. I’m a Cowboys fan, but I still dislike Wade (no surprise, I often compare him to a friends erectial dysfunction). BUT, don’t act like the Cowboys aren’t just two plays away or a two-minute defensive stand away from being 5-0. If Sam Hurd catches one of the two passes thrown his way or Romo throws to a wide open Miles Austin against Denver…Dallas wins. In the Giants game if they miss the game winning field goal OR the defense holds its ground to keep them out of field goal range…Dallas wins. The fact is though, they didn’t do those things so they are sittin at 3-2…BUT the number one offense in the league? Dallas, with 420 yds per game, plus an average of 24 points per game…so really, even though its easy to hate them and think they are underperforming, they really aren’t doing that bad. They are however a few more bad plays from putting themselves at a huge disadvantage for the wildcard seeing as how New York is 5-0 and Philly is 4-1 in the division.

  9. “We’ve got a chance to get a lot of things done and we’ve got a lot of football left to play and we’ve got some good people that not only can play it, but coach it.”
    I’m with Jim, I mean Jerry, on this. They really turned the corner with that thorough domination of KC last week.
    Kool Aid anyone?

  10. Seriously, all bias aside, how do men like Jerry Jones and Dan Synder keep making the same mistakes. They are smart enough to make the money to buy these teams, self made money, but can not see the flaw in their football judgement.

  11. One of Landry’s old hats could do better in big games…you know playoff games.
    Four times in the playoffs…four times one & done.
    Or games where you win & you’re in the playoffs.
    Like the last two games in 2008:
    Baltimore 33-24
    Philadelphia 44-6
    Yep, no sense getting rid of this guy, he’s only 62…he’ll get better.

  12. Here’s another problem for us Dallas fans. When Wade waddles off into the sunset, the next coach will probably Jason Garrett.
    Garrett was the Golden Child not too long ago and could have left to coach elsewhere. But then Jerry “talked” him into staying. What could Jerry have possibly said to convince him to stay?
    Garrett, play calling and creativity aside, is no better at leading the team. He had Owens, and regardless of his personality, Garrett was too big a wuss to deal with him. No fire.
    NO BALLS.

  13. jwinn006 says:
    “BUT, don’t act like the Cowboys aren’t just two plays away or a two-minute defensive stand away from being 5-0.”
    The truth is, they are one play away from being 2 & 3.

  14. Jones doesn’t believe making coaching changes mid-season, aside from Singletary how many have went well?
    Having an interim usually means a lame duck.
    Just a man sticking with his principles.
    Phillips promised to get tough in the off-season and Jerry believed him.

  15. “Seriously, all bias aside, how do men like Jerry Jones and Dan Synder keep making the same mistakes. They are smart enough to make the money to buy these teams, self made money, but can not see the flaw in their football judgement.”
    I must have missed the time that Dan Snyder won three Super Bowls. And before you say a word about Jimmy Johnson, you need to remember who hired him.

  16. Jerry Jones is a jacka$$. He needs to go back to when Jimmy Johnson ran the team and hire a coach that will have the freedom to coach the team! Someone with a spine.

  17. Jones is probably calling plays into Wade’s ear…ever see him during the game. He’s holding a color coded play calling sheet….wouldn’t doubt it…Wade’s his BIG puppet!!!!
    Jerry would have plastic surgery before he fires his head coach during the season!!

  18. I hope Wade stays in Dallas. He’s great for the rest of the NFC East.
    As for the Skins — Spineless Snyder won’t even speak in public during the season. How can we expect him to stand up and give his HC a vote of confidence?
    Snyder is the worst thing that ever happened to our storied and beloved franchise. Too bad fans are not able to fire the owner.

  19. Vox, I have been a cowboy fan since my father explained to me how much he admired Tom Landry, so I go back a few years. As the years go by I think Jerry just got lucky by hiring Jimmy Johnson. I just think Jerry Jones or Dan Synder have not made a lot of smart moves for their football teams.

  20. Hey MAMALO and THE ONE –
    If it’s the case that your caps lock key is stuck, please consider purchasing a new keyboard. They’re fairly inexpensive.
    If your keyboard isn’t broken, then allow me to bestow upon you some wisdom:
    WRITING IN ALL CAPS MAKES IT SOUND LIKE YOU ARE SCREAMING IN A MONOTONE BILLY MAYS SORT OF WAY. WE ALL HEAR YOU JUST FINE. YOU CAN LAY OF THE CAPITAL LETTERS NOW. PLEASE!!

  21. Jerry Jones is stupid because he won three superbowls, and won’t shut up.
    Dan Snyder is stupid because he won three superbowls, and won’t talk.
    Get real people!!!

  22. @ Vox, you’re right, Snyder has won zero SB’s. Those were with Jack Kent Cooke, who knew how to hire guys like Bobby Beathard & Charley Casserly and then trust them to do their jobs.
    @ SportsFan, you’re 100% right on both owners.

  23. VoxVeritas says: “And before you say a word about Jimmy Johnson, you need to remember who hired him.”
    And let’s remember WHY he hired him. It wasn’t deep insight, it wasn’t football knowledge, he FIRED the legendary Tom Landry so his college buddy from University of Arkansas could coach and then Jones forced out Tex Shramm so Jimmy could run the whole show. That it worked out was a combination of good fortune and Minnesota’s outright stupidity to hand over a truckload of draft picks for a RB. If the Walker trade didn’t happen, Johnson would have been another college coach that didn’t quite pan out in the pros. What has Jerrah done since then to prove that it was anything but a classic example of Florio’s favorite adage “even a blind squirrel stumbles onto a nut once in awhile”? Not a damn thing.

  24. Folks, you have to understand Vox is blinded by his fanboyness and can’t see the forest from the trees.
    He defends keeping Doughboy Wade by saying:
    “Firing a winning coach during the season is a Snyder move, not a Jones move.”
    What has Wade won exactly??
    Then he’ll blast Andy Reid, who has not won a Championship, but CLEARLY has done more than Wade in equivalent time with Philly.
    Vox is very good and copying and pasting all stats that FAVOR Dallas, but neglects to admit that his team, at best, is mediocre…with won fluke 13-3 season mixed in over the last decade.

  25. “And before you say a word about Jimmy Johnson, you need to remember who hired him.”
    I think it was the same guy that hired:
    Barry Switzer
    Chan Gailey
    Dave Campo
    Add Wade & you have a coaching Mt. Rushmore.

  26. Adolf “Jerry” Jones should just do what he has been trying to do since buying the team – coach it himself.
    I’m sure that will work out well, given his vast knowledge of the game.
    If that doesn’t work I’m sure Zorn will be available for hire. At least that would be (another) guy that he can directly control – with stellar results I’m sure.

  27. First, Cowboys could easily be 5 – 0 or 1 – 4.
    Second, Jimmy Johnson sucks. What did he do when he went to Miami, where the owner wouldn’t buy him a team? He came in with Jerry before the salary cap. He wouldn’t make it now.
    Third, Jerry, though he is laying low now, will be back to signing “colorful” players for publicity. If Jerry can’t fix it with money, he can’t fix it.
    Fourth, if you want a good coach, hire Dungy – or at least someone like him. No way that’s going to happen.
    America’s team died with the firing of Landry.

  28. VoxVeritas says:
    October 15, 2009 6:54 PM
    Firing a winning coach during the season is a Snyder move, not a Jones move.
    I will keep this comment Vox. I will remind you of this statement late November.

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