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.
Other stories around the web on Friday:
- The Falcons don’t believe RB Michael Turner has a fumbling issue.
- Carolina WR Steve Smith has history of burning the Buccaneers.
- LB Junior Seau, 40, was pleased with his first practice back with the Patriots.
- Bills rookie Jamon Meredith may get his first start at right tackle against the Jets.
- Rams RB Steven Jackson isn’t happy about his start in 2009.
- Chiefs coach Todd Haley, not satisfied with receivers, makes a coaching change.
- Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker says fixing defense is all about fundamentals.
- Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett sets the energy bar high — even during a bye week.
- The Jets focus on increasing their puny sack total.