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Jerry Jones: Wade Phillips will finish season as Cowboys coach

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.

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  1. Arctic Edge says: Nov 5, 2010 2:25 PM

    It’s pretty clear Jerry has his eye on a certain player in next year’s draft and wants the #1 pick, LOL!
    Running game sucks so he must think Ingram is the answer, LOL!

  2. Mr. Cowpatty says: Nov 5, 2010 2:26 PM

    Jerry Jones say Wade is safe for the remainder of the season. Sounds like Dancing with the Stars.

  3. buckup says: Nov 5, 2010 2:29 PM

    Translation=”I (Jerry Jones) will finish the year as head coach.”
    He’s just a puppet.

  4. ninjapleazee says: Nov 5, 2010 2:31 PM

    I guess Jerry needs more time to persuade the Chin

  5. Mike Daly says: Nov 5, 2010 2:31 PM

    Jones and Romo are more responsible for the Cowboys collapse than Wade. Wade’s not a good coach but Romo is worse as a quarterback and Jerry still can’t seem to admit he’s clueless about personnel. It’s why he lost Jimmy Johnson and why quality coaches don’t want to coach in Dallas.

  6. HarrisonHits says: Nov 5, 2010 2:33 PM

    I guess Jones figures that since their chances of reaching the SB in their own house are now zero, that there is little point to taking on another coaches’ salary with a lockout looming and still having to pay Tubby.

  7. hrmlss says: Nov 5, 2010 2:36 PM

    Freshen up the resume Wade.

  8. manderson says: Nov 5, 2010 2:37 PM

    With Wade as the coach the Cowboys season is already finished.

  9. Ilovefoolsball says: Nov 5, 2010 2:38 PM

    I don’t know what’s better this year, the vikings sucking so bad or the cowboys.
    Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too!!
    HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS!?
    SKOL TWO WIN TEAM!!

  10. realitypolice says: Nov 5, 2010 2:38 PM

    No reason to fire him now. None of the assistants deserve to be promoted, and the season is already lost.
    If there are any assistant coaches out there who think they can pass on head coaching opportunities to hold out for a better one, they should pay attention to the Jason Garrett situation.
    Garrett was the hottest name out there a couple of years ago, but he stiffed armed other offers because JJ basically promised him that he was the head coach in waiting in Dallas. Needless to say, that ain’t happening.
    The only head coaching job he’s going to get a sniff at now is in the UFL. And even that is a long shot.

  11. AmateurFootballtalk says: Nov 5, 2010 2:38 PM

    oh jerry, no one cares who will coach your team
    the problem isn’t with the coach- its with you!

  12. alewatcher says: Nov 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    Jerry Jones: Wade Phillips Will Finish Career as Cowboys Coach
    ————-
    There, fixed the title.

  13. kosarsmyidol says: Nov 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    The Browns have a slightly better record with considerably less talent and have been in a position to win towards the end of almost every game. I wonder what Mangini could do with Dallas’s talent.

  14. Joe says: Nov 5, 2010 2:42 PM

    Until Jerry comes out and says that the GM will be fired too, this team will be a Joke!

  15. PeterKingIsABottom says: Nov 5, 2010 2:44 PM

    They deserve each other.

  16. MightyMightyLAFootball says: Nov 5, 2010 2:46 PM

    Ah, the dreaded “vote of confidence”.
    A sure sign that the coach is done for. Enjoy your last two months in Boys Town, Wade…

  17. Krow says: Nov 5, 2010 2:47 PM

    Pack your bags Wade. The fat lady… well, the fat, orange, old guy… is singing.

  18. Laxer37 says: Nov 5, 2010 2:56 PM

    The only reason they are staying is Jerry needs help setting up for the Superbowl they will be hosting but not playing in.

  19. KnuckleBucket says: Nov 5, 2010 2:57 PM

    Makes sense. Their season is already over.

  20. hitwjk says: Nov 5, 2010 2:58 PM

    Jerry needs to step back and let a GM who has a track record of doing the job right step in, and maybe clean house a little. Not get rid of everyone,its not everyones fault. But straighten out the mess, and draft some O line, Romo wouldnt be in this spot if the O line was there.

  21. danthefreakinman says: Nov 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    @kosarsmyidol:
    I’m not taking anything from the Browns, but with the exception of the Jags game the Cowboys haven’t lost by more than 7 and have been in it at the end of the other 5 losses.
    They had been keeping it close in spite of their countless problems so there’s got to be something wearing the star that’s worth a crap.

  22. cowboycrazy says: Nov 5, 2010 3:03 PM

    Mike Daly @ You sir, are an I-D-I-O-T!!!

  23. Nacho Nacho Cheez says: Nov 5, 2010 3:08 PM

    Your season finished last week.

  24. Trojanman58 says: Nov 5, 2010 3:10 PM

    As a Raider fan I love Jerry Jones!! He takes some (not all) of the heat off our crazy guy Al. Jerry is the new Al Davis only with a lot more money and less sense. Al would have fired Wade two games ago!! He also would have gotten rid of Romo after the botched hold in Seattle… Hmm, maybe Al isn’t so crayz afterall…. naaa, he’s still crazy…
    I love the implosion in Big D which clearly stands for DYSFUNCTIONAL!!

  25. dlmcc0909 says: Nov 5, 2010 3:11 PM

    Look, there is no point in firing Phillips. This Dallas team is done this year no matter what. Who would replace him mid season? None of the big name coaches would do that. He is smart enough to realize Jason Garrett isnt the answer. He would have let him take over at this point.
    The issue here is Jerry Jones needs to understand that his hands on approach is a big issue for the marquee coaches. Cowher, Parcells, Gruden do not and will not deal with that stuff. Jimmy Johnson couldnt either. so he props up this passive type personality and combines it with ego driven players who half ass it on the field every year because the coach cant control them

  26. CowboysFansAreAllBandwagonFans says: Nov 5, 2010 3:16 PM

    3rd article today about a team that is doing nothing but circling the drain.
    way to stay relevant PFT.

  27. footballrulz says: Nov 5, 2010 3:17 PM

    Thanks Jerry.

  28. petro says: Nov 5, 2010 3:18 PM

    Wade Phillips is too easy of a target. Don’t get me wrong, he’s more of a D coordiniator than a head coach but with Jerry running around and being the “GM”, it’s a circus down there and only a Parcells type could keep Jones at bay and keep him from interfering. Jerry loves a coach he can push around and he couldn’t do that with Parcells.

  29. Phil Wright says: Nov 5, 2010 3:21 PM

    The issue here is Jerry Jones needs to understand that his hands on approach is a big issue for the marquee coaches. Cowher, Parcells, Gruden do not and will not deal with that stuff.
    Exactly!

  30. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Nov 5, 2010 3:22 PM

    Dead Man Walking

  31. Wet Paper Bag says: Nov 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    Jerry Jones should worry more about cracking down on lapdances in the stadium seats during the games and full on fornication in the Cowboys Stadium bathrooms and having them both posted on youtube instead.

  32. Materialman says: Nov 5, 2010 3:24 PM

    I don’t want Jerry to ever get rid of Phillips and Romo. Things are going just right!

  33. Cro-Mags says: Nov 5, 2010 3:27 PM

    Kiss of death, right there.

  34. frankyb says: Nov 5, 2010 3:29 PM

    turn the lights on and watch the cowboy haters scatter like the cockroaches that they are… especially the east coasters who hate us the most because they are jealous that Americas team is in Texas, NOT new york, that and we have 5 superbowls… hell, all of you cowboy haters still havent gotten over that beat down the boys handed out in the 90’s. just admitt it, you’re jealous of the biggest baddest team in the league.. this year’s losses are a fluke that have to do more with the refs then with the team’s talent and they are gonna turn it around (even though they have no head coach, wade is actually just the defensive coordinater)

  35. hayward giapunchmi says: Nov 5, 2010 3:30 PM

    Hey give Jerry a break willya?
    It takes time to find another equally spineless sock puppet for a coach.

  36. nitschkesghost@1265 says: Nov 5, 2010 3:36 PM

    CowboysFansAreAllBandwagonFans says:
    November 5, 2010 3:16 PM
    3rd article today about a team that is doing nothing but circling the drain.
    way to stay relevant PFT
    Don’t forget all the articles about the turd team in purple swirling right next to the cowboys.

  37. Truth Hurts says: Nov 5, 2010 3:39 PM

    Imagine the hype when Jerry rehires Jimmy to coach again.
    And yes, they’ve already discussed this happening…

  38. Chamtshuffler says: Nov 5, 2010 3:54 PM

    For those who blame Romo, quick question: does he block or play secondary? No? Then STFU. O-line and secondary are the fatal flaws, and the way the D quit last week was disgusting. They haven’t played hard since Romo went down (not that they were Doomsday 2.0 before that, but played with some pride). The bigger issue is that last season people at least gave some love to Phillips as a DC, but if he doesn’t have that touch, I have no idea what Jerry is waiting for. At least we can snag a top 5 pick.

  39. TMav says: Nov 5, 2010 3:59 PM

    As long as Jerry is GM, the only coach they will ever draw is a “yes” man. Thats why Parcells stay was so short.

  40. cowboycrazy says: Nov 5, 2010 3:59 PM

    Trojanman58 @ Are you kidding me? You think al Davis has more sense than JJ? And oh btw, Al wishes he had a QB close to Romo’s caliber.

  41. Rodrigo says: Nov 5, 2010 3:59 PM

    Sad state of affairs. Jerry is eating lots of humble pie these days. Gonna be tough to sit in his private box and watch 2 other teams play in the SB in his stadium.

  42. Steelers Defense says: Nov 5, 2010 4:06 PM

    After Jerry , “CAN’T FIX STUPID”, Jones fires the STICK PUPPET (Wade) he can watch my STEELERS play the New York Giants in his BILLION $$$$ Stadium.
    The Chin will only go to the Cowboys if “CAN’T FIX STUPID” concedes on two points. The Chin brings in his own GM + “CAN’T FIX STUPID” makes the Chin the highest paid Coach in the NFL

  43. cowboycrazy says: Nov 5, 2010 4:07 PM

    CowboysFansAreAllBandwagonFans says:
    November 5, 2010 3:16 PM
    3rd article today about a team that is doing nothing but circling the drain.
    way to stay relevant PFT.
    ————————————————-
    so you have been counting, reading and commenting on all Cowboys’ articles. did someone force you to? Get a life!!

  44. FloriosHairHat says: Nov 5, 2010 4:12 PM

    Hey give Jerry a break willya?
    It takes time to find another equally spineless sock puppet for a coach.

  45. Filbertkiwi71 says: Nov 5, 2010 4:16 PM

    No one knows what the future holds in the labor negotiations, and the Cowboys aren’t going to make the playoffs. There is no reason to hire a new coach now.

  46. heyguru says: Nov 5, 2010 4:17 PM

    JERRY, WHATEVER YOU DO DON’T GO AFTER JOHN FREAKIN’ FOX. YES, FREAKIN’ IS HIS REAL MIDDLE NAME, AND I LIVE HERE IN CHARLOTTE AND SIMPLY CANNOT ROOT FOR THE LOCAL TEAM BECAUSE OF THIS GUY. PROBABLY A GREAT DRINKING BUDDY AND HELLUVA JOKE TELLER, BUT GET A DAMN COACH IN THERE!!

  47. Scott P says: Nov 5, 2010 4:29 PM

    The 2010 Cowboys are a culmination of 20 years of bad ownership. Jerry has had a few positive moments but far more negative and disapppointing moments, clearly. He never learns from his errors and his ego/self esteem will not allow him to keep the right type of coach in place. The ONLY kind of coach that works well in Dallas is one who can keep the players grounded either through fear or through basic leadership. Landry, Jimmy, and Bill were there only head coaches with any success, and the rest either rode their coattails or failed altogether. At some point, the sheer pain of losing has to become so acute that Jones finally figures out that he has no other option then to hire a head coach with a large personality and legitimate football acumen, or the Cowboys will always underperform.

  48. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Nov 5, 2010 4:31 PM

    And correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Jerry give Wade an extension after winning one (!) playoff game?

  49. troll_aikman8 says: Nov 5, 2010 4:34 PM

    As far as drafting Ingram goes….not even Gale Sayers could save this running game.
    Clearly Garrett doesn’t have the running scheme and/or the blockers needed to get it done with 3 above average running backs. Drafting Ingram at #1 won’t matter. They need to do what other good teams have been doing for a decade: Drafting good blue-collar players in mid to late rounds to keep your skill players standing upright. Jerry Jones (and even Parcells to a point) have not done it well for quite some time.
    Yeah Romo and Austin were FA gems….but picks 3-9 are probably selling car insurance.
    Again, GM is the biggest(of many) problems in Dallas.

  50. Gunny D says: Nov 5, 2010 4:38 PM

    Jerry Jones cannot fire Wade Phillips until the end of the year so he can see which coaches who are preferably to Jerry are available. You know, coaches who will allow the owner free reign of the sideline during practice and games.
    REAL coaches would tell the owner, “sign the checks and I’ll run the football team”!
    And Jerry don’t want a guy like that. Otherwise, he’d already be on the phone to Gruden or Cowher.

  51. igster says: Nov 5, 2010 4:39 PM

    it’s funny, all the foreskins bandwagon fans have been sucking for years and now they have one winning season and they won’t shut up.the boys will be back next year and kick your butts again.

  52. thirdandgoal says: Nov 5, 2010 4:42 PM

    don’t worry, he’ll have all of 2011 to find the new coach (Can you say ‘lockout’?).

  53. LAEaglefan says: Nov 5, 2010 4:51 PM

    Speaking of Dancing With The Stars, maybe that’s where Wade Phillips will pop up next. Well, why not? If Jimmy Johnson could be on Survivor, why not Wade on DTWS?

  54. Jerry Jones says: Nov 5, 2010 4:55 PM

    Dear Cowboys fans,
    I began to read your letters but after the first couple of words I became bored.
    I don’t care what any of you fools think! Nothing is going to change! My plan is infallible! I shall be the first 1-15 SuperBowl contestant in history! Just keep shootin’ me the money, honey! You didn’t really buy that song and dance I put on after my handpicked losers quit on Sunday, did you? The only reason I didn’t weep on camera is because I had my tear ducts soldered shut during my last facelift!
    Now, if y’all will excuse me (and I don’t give a damn if you do or not!), I see the Brinks truck has just backed up to the office door with the afternoon delivery!
    Thanks, suckers!
    JJ
    P.S. This letter was actually written by one of my bootlicks. I was using her as a hassock at the time!

  55. rickah99 says: Nov 5, 2010 4:58 PM

    frankyb says:
    “this year’s losses are a fluke that have to do more with the refs then with the team’s talent and they are gonna turn it around”
    When you aren’t relevant for over a decade, one would think last season was the fluke.
    Chamtshuffler says:
    “For those who blame Romo, quick question: does he block or play secondary? No? Then STFU”
    Neither did McNabb, but at least he got his team to the playoff 8 times, NFC game 5 time, and 1 Super Bowl…not to mention multiple division titles. Perhaps you should “STFU”. Your team was called out by: David Gerard, ’nuff said!
    cowboycrazy says:
    “Are you kidding me? You think al Davis has more sense than JJ? And oh btw, Al wishes he had a QB close to Romo’s caliber.”
    Al might not have more sense, but he doesn’t have ½ the ego Jerrah does. Which is why a top tier coach won’t go to Dallas…Jimmy Johnson proved that no ego is bigger than Jerrah’s. Enjoy your head coaching puppets!

  56. fifthorkid says: Nov 5, 2010 5:09 PM

    And once again, the cowpies will be the most overrated laughing stock of a franchise in the NFL……

  57. EMC says: Nov 5, 2010 5:15 PM

    # frankyb says: November 5, 2010 3:29 PM
    turn the lights on and watch the cowboy haters scatter like the cockroaches that they are… especially the east coasters who hate us the most because they are jealous that Americas team is in Texas, NOT new york, that and we have 5 superbowls… hell, all of you cowboy haters still havent gotten over that beat down the boys handed out in the 90’s. just admitt it, you’re jealous of the biggest baddest team in the league.. this year’s losses are a fluke that have to do more with the refs then with the team’s talent and they are gonna turn it around (even though they have no head coach, wade is actually just the defensive coordinater)
    _______________________
    Finally, a voice of reason! You tell ‘em frankyb!

  58. Noz says: Nov 5, 2010 5:29 PM

    let me know when redskins fans have anything to talk about other than embarrassing player performances and rocky relationships.
    boyz need new playcallers, the talent is there.

  59. javafate says: Nov 5, 2010 5:31 PM

    An article based on “what ifs” is an embarrasment to the journalism profession.

  60. hitwjk says: Nov 5, 2010 5:42 PM

    These comments have the feeling of something “Under the Big Top”.

  61. megabeast37215 says: Nov 5, 2010 5:48 PM

    It doesn’t matter how many skill position players you draft… it all doesn’t mean shit without an offensive line… they’ve had major losses on their line each year the last 3 years and who did they draft? Felix Jones, Dez Bryant and traded away picks for Roy Williams…. so so so so stupid. And to prove me right, his QB got killed. 1st round is for big guys… wide receivers are a dime a dozen and can be had from the 4th round on down.

  62. igster says: Nov 5, 2010 6:04 PM

    how about trading away draft picks for a washed up mcnabb.

  63. ham1 says: Nov 5, 2010 6:08 PM

    Next puppet is getting carved up in the wood shop. Skelator aint giving up his GM job so sit back and enjoy the implosion while he gets some silver and blue paint out and paints a star on the next fool. Anybody who takes that coaching job knows the bottom line; your not really in charge fool! When Skelator fires himself you might get ahead. Good luck with that. Pukes suck.

  64. OranjelloJones says: Nov 5, 2010 6:53 PM

    “bandwagon foreskin fans”??
    Put down the pipe igster and quit projecting. No other fan base even comes close -in terms of bandwagoneers and fair weather fans- to the “vaunted” Cowboy fanbase who set records running their mouths when their team is kickin’ and are nowhere to be found (where’d ya go Voxy and boysroll?) when their team doesn’t back up the epic amounts of smack they talk.
    Half of em are Laker and Yankee fans too….meh.
    Bandwagon fans…too funny, at least you’re still good for laughs when you do crawl out from under your rocks. Here’s a tip…go crawl back under them.

  65. superb owl says: Nov 5, 2010 7:27 PM

    i think we found vox. call of the APB!
    oops… i think we have more than one vox now…
    and one was too many!
    3-34*

  66. KnowItAll619 says: Nov 5, 2010 7:41 PM

    I really think certain teams struggling through ineptness on the parts of GM’s are a conspiracy on behalf of the NFL on some sort of unofficial revenue sharing scheme. There’s no way, simply no way, Jerry Jones can build up an oil business from basically scrath, and then goof on such a consistant basis with a billion dollar organization..sorry i just don’t buy it. Who were the Saints before Katrina? Who were the Patriots before 9/11?? All i’m saying is 9-11 did alot for the Patriots pockets as it did for the Saints. Theres no reason the Cowboys should be in this position, the o-line is beyond stagnant, Romo was a one year wonder, and we should ave traded for several other higher quality qb’s at the time. i THINK major teams are staling on purpose because if 90% of the fan base has teams who are never reaching the playoffs eventually they will stop coming to games and what will that do for the bottom line of the NFL? So eventually to support the claims of “Parity” so teams must go through 10 year lulls of no success. Look at how many surprise teams we have this year of teams who couldnt put together 4 wins in four years!!!!!!!!! Coincidence?? Get over it..the NFL has an agenda and if we arm-chair GM’s have common sense of what is, and what aren’t the right moves for a team, you mean to tell me billionaire don’t??? When moves keep happening that baffle us and make no sense..it’s intentional!! Then we have to ask why..my explanation is above..whats yours?

  67. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Nov 5, 2010 8:13 PM

    Why does this even keep coming up? Jerry is too stupid to give up his puppet coach during the season. If he were to dump him for Garrett, things would still suck. If he got someone else in here, it would still have to be a puppet.
    Jerry has not seen the light. If Phillips had any self respect, he would step down on his own.

  68. Blackn'Gold says: Nov 5, 2010 9:02 PM

    I didn’t know there was a coach in Dallas? I thought it was just a bunch of attendants waiting on Jerry Jones as he continues to do it “My Way”!
    Jerry Jones will not allow a self respecting coach to remain so and work for him. The Dallas Cowboys are Jerry Jones’s team only he really doesn’t understand what that means. The emperor’s new clothes.

  69. Thomkat says: Nov 6, 2010 1:41 AM

    Too bad Jerry Jones can’t be booted from the NFL. LOSER

  70. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Nov 6, 2010 11:01 AM

    Has anyone heard from those fags boysroll or Vox? I hope they haven’t gone and done something irrational.
    Well if you two jackasses are reading this……. The Cowboys won’t be playing in the super bowl like you idiots thought. Just goes to show how stupid you cowgirl fans look when you are dead wrong by not posting anymore. LOSERS!!!!

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