Roundup: Jones says coach Phillips’ job is safe

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) insists Wade Phillips' job is secure. (James D. Smith / Associated Press)

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) insists Wade Phillips' job is secure. (James D. Smith / Associated Press)

The Dallas Cowboys (and their fans) had high expectations coming into the season. But the team’s inconsistent play has resulted in a 3-2 start, which has many pundits pondering the job security of coach Wade Phillips.

According to The Dallas Morning News, owner Jerry Jones insisted this week that Phillips is not in danger of losing his job, and compared the Cowboys’ woes to those of one of Dallas’ division rivals during the 2007 season:

    “Two years ago the Giants were seemingly not in disarray, but they were in trouble,” Jones said. “It was also absolutely expected that something was going to happen with the coach, [Tom] Coughlin. … Well, that same year they won the Super Bowl. You’ve got to be mindful that this is a long, long journey. … A lot can happen from the beginning to the end.”

Since buying the team in 1989, Jones has never made a coaching change during the season.

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