Jerry Jones has said coach Wade Phillips was safe previously this season. It’s been a weekly question. But after last week’s latest embarrassment, Jones left the door open for possible coaching and personnel changes.
Jones tried to shut the door Friday on KRLD-FM in Dallas, saying Phillips would be the team’s coach the rest of the season.
We certainly believe that Jones intends to keep Phillips until the bitter end. But what if they start losing by 25 points a week? Surely, there are scenarios where things could change.
ESPN.com’s Ross Tucker recounts a story from his days with the Cowboys in 2002. That was the season when Jones met with Bill Parcells about the team’s coaching job while Dave Campo was still in charge.
“The team facility was a morgue for the rest of the season after that
news broke. The accountability immediately vanished for some players
because they knew Campo was as good as gone, and as such, a number of
players missed curfew the night before the final game in Washington. It
was bad,” Tucker wrote.
If the team’s play is any reflection on the accountability in this Cowboys locker room, it’s already pretty bad this season too.