On the heels of his team's latest debacle, and after saying he'd keep head coach Wade Phillips on staff throughout the season, it sure sounds as if Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may be changing his mind. "There are a lot of people here who are certainly going to suffer and suffer consequences," said Jones. "I'm talking about within the team - players, coaches who have got careers."
Jones refused to address the head coaching situation directly, but change is imminent after the cowboys 5th straight loss. Its perhaps the most demoralizing. The cowboys showing much more give-up than fight in front of a national television audience.
We're a 1-7 football team. At what point do you start to believe that," said receiver Roy Williams. "At what point do you say we're just not good? We got the talent on paper, we got the talent on madden, but in real life at what point do you say we are who we are?"
Jones expressed his exasperation when asked if he could put his finger on the problem, saying, "I can't put my finger on it because I don't have enough fingers."
What we saw against the Packers was epic failure. Every phase of the game providing major miscues. And this team's inability to compete has some cowboy players considering Phillips fate. Quarterback Jon Kitna saying, "same group of guys, same scheme for the most part from last year. So, to try to blame it on the coach would be misplaced, but you understand the business side of it too."
And its only a matter of time now before Phillips will be on the business end of a decision Jones will make seemingly sooner now than later.
"I think everybody in this country would agree that there's a lot wrong with this team that we've got to address," said Jones. "And I'm certainly the one to address it."
And the Cowboy nation waits.