After the Dallas Cowboys suffered their worst loss of the season on Sunday night, one would assume that owner Jerry Jones is getting dangerously close to firing head coach Wade Phillips.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com had the Cowboys listed as a 7-point underdog last night against the Packers, although Dallas forgot to show up. Green Bay gave the ‘Boys their worst beating of the season in a 45-7 drubbing that was over from the second quarter on.
While the players reportedly like Phillips, Jones can’t be pleased with the effort that his team has given on the field. Losing Tony Romo to a shoulder injury three weeks ago hurt, but he doesn’t block, tackle or play defense. Jon Kitna has shown nothing in the past two weeks to insinuate that he can get the job done, but it’s not just the quarterback position that is killing this team right now. The Cowboys are a mess from top to bottom.
Jones will be in Valley Ranch this afternoon to hold a meeting with his coaching staff. That doesn’t mean that Phillips will be let go, but it’s highly doubtful that the meeting will be positive. If Jones does make a change, he could promote offensive coordinator Jason Garrett the head coach for the next nine weeks. Garrett has done nothing to earn a promotion, but he’s one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the league so Dallas might as well see what it has in the redhead.
If Phillips isn’t let go today, he soon will be. Jones vowed that people will “suffer” following the loss to Green Bay and he’s not someone that goes back on his word. Phillips’ time in Dallas is running up.