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Wade sucks up to Jerry

W.Phillips.jpgIn an interview to be aired Sunday on NFL Gameday Morning (NLFN, 9:00 a.m ET), Cowboys coach Wade Phillips applies his lips to the buttocks of the man who’ll determine whether Phillips returns for the 2010 season.

“On a personal level, I like Jerry [Jones],” Phillips tells Michael Irvin.  “I mean he’s a fun guy to be around and I enjoy being around him.”

Phillips also likes the fact that the owner of the team is also its G.M.

“It’s a great situation in that a lot of places, you have to go through
the General Manager to get to the owner,” Phillips said.  “Right here,
you go straight to the General Manager, the owner, the whole thing, so
if you think something ought to be done a certain way or you ought to
get a certain player, those kind of things, there’s no middle man.  And
if you have a reason for doing things, you know, he’ll listen.  He makes
the final decision on things, but I think he’s a good listener, too.”

And that’s the fundamental difference between Jones and owners who meddle in the affairs of their teams.  Jones has to meddle; he hired himself to be the G.M.

As a result, Jones can take much more of the credit for the success of his team than the other 31 folks who write the checks to NFL players.

To make it work, of course, Jones needs a head coach who is willing to defer to a G.M. who never played in the NFL, scouted in the NFL, coached in the NFL, or did anything in the NFL other than earn enough money outside the NFL to buy an NFL team.  So if Jones fires Phillips, Jones will have to find someone else who’ll ultimately do whatever Jones tells him to do. 

The problem is that the best football coaches typically aren’t wired that way. 

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43 Responses to “Wade sucks up to Jerry”
  1. antneejay2 says: Jan 3, 2010 7:04 AM

    You’re just jealous cuz your house didn’t cost a billion dollars (which, as we all know, is what football is all about).

  2. Landry's Ghost says: Jan 3, 2010 7:05 AM

    Keep Hatin’ Florio…….

  3. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 3, 2010 7:30 AM

    The fans are wired that way too.

  4. wryly1 says: Jan 3, 2010 8:09 AM

    Jerry Jones would rather not a win a playoff game than have a football man making the football and player personnel decisions. Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells stood up to him. They are gone, but way better off, much richer – and can look in the mirror when they shave, brush their teeth and comb their hair.

  5. Floyd the Barber says: Jan 3, 2010 8:26 AM

    Wade Phillips doesn’t look as much like Howdy Doody as Barry Switzer or Dave Campo did, but Buffalo Bob Jones has done just as good a job of pulling the strings on him.

  6. JimmySmith says: Jan 3, 2010 8:43 AM

    “As a result, Jones can take much more of the credit for the success of his team than the other 31 folks who write the checks to NFL players”
    Ya, haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years, how’s that working for you?
    Let’s face facts, Jerry Jones is a 10 carat asshole and any coach who agrees to cash his checks should just check their dignity at the door. The job pays well but the only difference between Wade and the street corner hooker is the number of zeros on the check.

  7. penguininbondage says: Jan 3, 2010 8:56 AM

    The job pays well but the only difference between Wade and the street corner hooker is the number of zeros on the check.
    And the fact that hookers don’t need a bib.

  8. okforko says: Jan 3, 2010 8:58 AM

    Are you a commentator or journalist? Pick one and apply to the op ed page or the news page but not both…NBC news need to shake this site up….

  9. Wick says: Jan 3, 2010 9:01 AM

    As a passionate fan of a team that is not the Cowboys (go Steelers!) — I still take big issue with the Headline that states quite boldly and without a trace of equivocation that, “Wade sucks up to Jerry.” C’mon man!
    Similarly, I take further issue with the first paragraph that is clearly intended to cast matters in a derogatory light toward Wade Phillips, which states among other things, ” … Cowboys coach Wade Phillips applies his lips to the buttocks of the man who’ll determine whether Phillips returns for the 2010 season.”
    Casting the article in this light does not seem fair at all to Coach Phillips (or to Jerry Jones). The unfortunate part is a large percentage of people will take these printed opinions as fact without investing much of their own independent thought.
    You are unfairly painting Phillips as an ass-kisser whose compliments are purely to ingratiate himself; a lowly selfishly-inspired man whose “kind words” are motivated purely out of self-interest.
    That isn’t a fair portrayal of Coach Phillips, who by all accounts is as about as likeable as they get, with nary a bad word to say about anyone. He’s actually criticized by some for being “too nice.” His dad was pretty damned cool too! W
    It’s also not fair to Jerry Jones – as it makes it appear that Jones is not worthy of such kind words, such expressions of admiration and respect … that the only reason Jones is on the receiving end of such kind sentiments is solely because “he’s the boss.”
    That’s not fair either to Jones. Jones is a maverick, a risk-taker; he has moxie; he has tremendous passion and he is tremendously loyal (a great trait in my book).
    My belief is Coach Phillips is very sincere in his positive expressions toward Jerry Jones – and that Jones is most surely worthy of every word of it.
    Just one man’s view on this – that apparently contradicts the perspective of the author of this piece. Still LOVE the site though – just see this matter quite differently than as portrayed in this article.

  10. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 9:16 AM

    “You’re just jealous cuz your house didn’t cost a billion dollars (which, as we all know, is what football is all about).”
    Naw, it’s about winning championships, Eagirl fan. But what would an Eagirl fan know about that anyway?

  11. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 9:19 AM

    “The job pays well but the only difference between Wade and the street corner hooker is the number of zeros on the check.”
    So says the Packer fan. Remember that the next time the Packers GM hires a black man to be their scapegoat (Ray Rhodes) like Ron Wolf did because he knew that lily white racist Green Bay would buy it.

  12. mad555 says: Jan 3, 2010 9:19 AM

    Well if, I mean When Wade”What the hell just happened” Phillips gets fired after this season, I know who can take over and not even skip a beat. Zorn will be available next week, so you better get the gettin while the gettin’s good. You better hope that he’ll be on the market next week…

  13. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 9:22 AM

    “To make it work, of course, Jones needs a head coach who is willing to defer to a G.M. who never played in the NFL, scouted in the NFL, coached in the NFL, or did anything in the NFL”
    Except win three Super Bowls in the NFL. Which is more than about 30 other NFL owners can say, by the way.

  14. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 9:31 AM

    “And the fact that hookers don’t need a bib.”
    Spoken like a guy that has to pay women to have anything to do with him. Philadelphia women, too.

  15. Bearsblow says: Jan 3, 2010 9:35 AM

    Yeah Vox, when all the other 30 teams did not pick up Ray Ray they must have known what it took Wolf 1 year to figure out–Rhodes blew as a head coach. Seriously, thats all you got? thats almost as weak as the “packers are communist” poster.
    Keep trading 1st round picks for washed up never-been receivers…Keep punks like FLozell around and whoring yourself out for 1 playoff victory every 2 decades.

  16. promin1 says: Jan 3, 2010 9:42 AM

    # .VoxVeritas says: January 3, 2010 9:19 AM
    “The job pays well but the only difference between Wade and the street corner hooker is the number of zeros on the check.”
    So says the Packer fan. Remember that the next time the Packers GM hires a black man to be their scapegoat (Ray Rhodes) like Ron Wolf did because he knew that lily white racist Green Bay would buy it.
    Hilarious…a Texan calling someone a racist!! Wow….Vox. You are some kind of asshole.

  17. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 9:58 AM

    “Yeah Vox, when all the other 30 teams did not pick up Ray Ray they must have known what it took Wolf 1 year to figure out–Rhodes blew as a head coach.”
    And what happened? Replaced him with Mike Sherman, the guy that fell asleep at the combines.
    “Keep trading 1st round picks for washed up never-been receivers”
    Like Javon Walker? Maybe they should start wasting firt round picks on DBs like Ahmad Carroll.
    “Keep punks like FLozell around”
    Better than that drug-dealing ham-n-egger Johnny Jolly.

  18. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 10:01 AM

    “Hilarious…a Texan calling someone a racist!!”
    Texas is very diverse. Black men in Green Bay are automatically assumed to be part of the Packers because it’s common knowledge that very few black people live there otherwise. Remember that’s why Ray Rhodes quit on the Packers earlier in his career. And remember that’s also why Nick Barnett’s had troubles there.

  19. spanky2525 says: Jan 3, 2010 10:10 AM

    Vox…..catch feelings much? You don’t have to respond to every post you loser.

  20. Woody Paige says: Jan 3, 2010 10:11 AM

    Cowboy fans and employees alike dangle from that old windbags ballsack. Queen Elizabeth could probably do a lot better job, she already has tons of experience with being a figurehead.

  21. Gautam says: Jan 3, 2010 10:30 AM

    Jerry Jones won a national championship at the NCAA level didn’t he ?

  22. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 10:31 AM

    “Queen Elizabeth could probably do a lot better job, she already has tons of experience with being a figurehead.”
    But could she win 32 games in three seasons? Because the only other guy that has done that since Wade Phillips took the Cowboys job is Bill Belichick, and he cheated.

  23. stevemcguigan says: Jan 3, 2010 10:48 AM

    The amazing disappearing, reappearing Vox. After today, we won’t see him again until Wednesday, and then not at all after faceplants in the wild card round.

  24. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 10:51 AM

    “Jerry Jones won a national championship at the NCAA level didn’t he ?”
    Yeah but that doesn’t matter, he’s not a “football guy” unlike Vinnie Cerrato, Matt Millen and Joe Banner.

  25. robolundgren says: Jan 3, 2010 10:57 AM

    “Keep punks like FLozell around and whoring yourself out for 1 playoff victory every 2 decades.”
    Let’s see.. last 2 decades the Cowboys actually have 3 Super Bowl championships… Are you really that stupid?

  26. Dustin Chandler says: Jan 3, 2010 11:02 AM

    absolutely no other reason to post this article other than to hate on the Dallas Cowboys.
    Blorio is just mad he isn’t dating his man crush, Jerry Jones.

  27. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 3, 2010 11:10 AM

    “Let’s see.. last 2 decades the Cowboys actually have 3 Super Bowl championships… ”
    Not to mention a 12-3 record against the Packers. Mostly with BertFarve choking it up.

  28. DocBG says: Jan 3, 2010 11:46 AM

    JimmySmith says: January 3, 2010 8:43 AM
    “As a result, Jones can take much more of the credit for the success of his team than the other 31 folks who write the checks to NFL players”
    Ya, haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years, how’s that working for you?
    Let’s face facts, Jerry Jones is a 10 carat asshole and any coach who agrees to cash his checks should just check their dignity at the door. The job pays well but the only difference between Wade and the street corner hooker is the number of zeros on the check.
    —————————————————-
    I don’t understand where some of these people get off. how many of you walk into work and tell your boss how you are going to do your job, and then hire people (using his money) to do parts of your job for you? Yes, some coaches work that way, but others are just guys with jobs, that is, go to work, do what the boss tells you as best as you can. There is nothing degrading about that, especially when you consider the type of money he’s making. I’d do that every day, with a HUGE smile on and a clownsuit on sundays if the guy wanted.

  29. EskinSux says: Jan 3, 2010 11:47 AM

    Ok….Let’s play the redundant cut an paste game…PFT style….
    ——————————————–
    Spoken like a guy that has to pay women to have anything to do with him. Philadelphia women, too.
    _______________________________
    Yes, I’m sure you are the “man” at the “Magic:the Gathering” conventions.
    ———————————————-
    Vox…..catch feelings much? You don’t have to respond to every post you loser.
    __________________________________
    Worry not young grasshopper.Sensei has many PFT handles to confound and confuse even the most savvy internet readers…..
    ———————————————-
    But could she win 32 games in three seasons? Because the only other guy that has done that since Wade Phillips took the Cowboys job is Bill Belichick, and he cheated.
    _____________________________
    Bill Cowher will be the Cowboys coach in 2009. Bank on it..Good call Mr.”In the Know”…Oops…I mean Wade Phillips…..
    —————————————–
    And last but not least……Compliments of antneejay2…All rights reserved, used with permission….Blah blah blah
    ______________________________
    Don’t get me wrong, I find your fairytales highly entertaining. Please tell us the one about how you and your Witten jersey backed down 70 thousand drunken, blood thirsty barbarians again. That’s my favorite. I also like the one about you sitting in Jerruh’s box with ol’ Foreskin Face hisownself, him being the smartest person in the world at that point and you finishing a close second.
    We now take you back to your regular scheduled programming…..

  30. tcspokane says: Jan 3, 2010 12:08 PM

    “To make it work, of course, Jones needs a head coach who is willing to defer to a G.M. who never played in the NFL, scouted in the NFL, coached in the NFL, or did anything in the NFL other than earn enough money outside the NFL to buy an NFL team”
    What a moronic statement.
    Are you saying he doesn’t know football?
    Maybe you’re saying he doesn’t know how to put together talented teams or select good players. Except when you complain about the team having great talent but not being able to execute.
    Three superbowl wins with Jerry. Hell even ONE would be enough. It doesn’t count because it hasn’t happened lately? Tell that to Minnesota and Buffalo and Seattle and Tennesee and Arizona and Carolina and Tampa Bay and Philadelphia and Cincinatti and Detroit and ….
    Are you saying only crappy coaches would coach for Jerry as a result of his ego? Do Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells count?
    So Jerry has a huge ego. This is well documented. But the stadium and the team will be around long after Jerry is gone. Jerry deserves credit for not yanking the chain so many other owners love to yank (Al Davis, Bud Adams, and all the others who have screwed their fans by moving the teams).

  31. Landry's Ghost says: Jan 3, 2010 12:13 PM

    Hey Vox,
    Nice myspace page, nice dungon and dragons hompage………it explains alot!!!

  32. antneejay2 says: Jan 3, 2010 12:18 PM

    @ EskinSux
    I’m flattered, but your thanks should go to vox. He’s the one ultimately providing the entertainment. All you need to do is wind him up and watch him go.
    What do you think the odds are of him doing a little cutting and pasting of this comment?

  33. tcspokane says: Jan 3, 2010 12:21 PM

    “To make it work, of course, Jones needs a head coach who is willing to defer to a G.M. who never played in the NFL, scouted in the NFL, coached in the NFL, or did anything in the NFL other than earn enough money outside the NFL to buy an NFL team”
    What a moronic statement.
    Are you saying he doesn’t know football?
    Maybe you’re saying he doesn’t know how to put together talented teams or select good players. Except when you complain about the team having great talent but not being able to execute.
    Three superbowl wins with Jerry. Hell even ONE would be enough. It doesn’t count because it hasn’t happened lately? Tell that to Minnesota and Buffalo and Seattle and Tennesee and Arizona and Carolina and Tampa Bay and Philadelphia and Cincinatti and Detroit and ….
    Are you saying only crappy coaches would coach for Jerry as a result of his ego? Do Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells count?
    So Jerry has a huge ego. This is well documented. But the stadium and the team will be around long after Jerry is gone. Jerry deserves credit for not yanking the chain so many other owners love to yank (Al Davis, Bud Adams, and all the others who have screwed their fans by moving the teams).

  34. spanky2525 says: Jan 3, 2010 12:41 PM

    Oh….my…..God……Vox you are definitely a virgin. Nice website….you are an embarrasment to all Cowboys fans:
    http://www.myspace.com/warlock978

  35. Hugh says: Jan 3, 2010 1:02 PM

    Bahahahahahahahaha………….I love watching Vox suckle Jerry Jone’s ball sack!
    Funniest shit ever.

  36. Route36West says: Jan 3, 2010 1:50 PM

    I love Wade Phillips he is such a horrible coach I hope he gets a life long contract as the head coach of the Cowboys.
    But come on Florio what do you expect the guy to say. Hes doing and interview with MICHAEL IRVIN the biggest homer in the world. You know he was asking Phillips question that are impossible to answer with sounding like your kissing his ass. Any other answer by Wade Phillips would have sounded like disrespect to his owner.
    I mean read your own work Florio. You kiss NBC’s ass every chance you get even though Sunday Night Football is worst game of the week. Their post and pre game analyst is boring and I cant listen to them and their cameras in game are horrible.
    Don’t be a hypocrite you know if Wade would have gave any other answer to those questions you would be a writing an article right now about how he took a shot at Jerry and that their is now a schism in the Cowboys locker room.

  37. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 3, 2010 2:07 PM

    Florio, kinda like the way you have peacock feathers in the corner of your mouth every time you step away from that avian ass.
    And to you others, Vox owns your souls. But do keep playing.

  38. EskinSux says: Jan 3, 2010 3:22 PM

    Ha Ha….Chunky soup sales…….AKA Vox…….Seriously……. can there be anyone more obsessed with the Eagles?…….Your as easy to spot as a fat girl at a buffett……Try and use a bit more imagination there “Magic” boy….

  39. chunky soupy sales says: Jan 3, 2010 4:38 PM

    Eskin, or is that MR.Sux? You don’t even have a clue how clueless you are.
    Your confusion clearly comes from the fact that there is more than ONE Cowboys fan, not so with the Eagles apparently.
    And if WE are obsessed with the Eagles, how does that explain your clueless ass posting in a thread about the COWBOYS? Crack is no doubt a powerful drug.

  40. Landry's Ghost says: Jan 3, 2010 8:34 PM

    DALLAS COWBOYS – NFC EAST CHAMPS!!!

  41. Landry's Ghost says: Jan 3, 2010 8:39 PM

    DALLAS COWBOYS – NFC EAST CHAMPS!!!

  42. Woody Paige says: Jan 3, 2010 10:15 PM

    Give it a couple more years when the alzheimers really starts to set in. You do realize Jerry is going to be just like Al, they’re already sooooo similar it’s scary.

  43. Stinemonster says: Jan 3, 2010 11:52 PM

    Have the philly fans finally shut up after the lost bye, lost division and lost 24-0?

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