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2011 Strike Could Save Wade Phillips' Job

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    It appears that a 2011 football season devoid of any football is just one of the reasons Cowboys fans should be rooting against a lockout.
    In an interesting piece on ESPN Dallas today, Tim MacMahon points out that Jerry Jones may opt against making a (much needed) coaching change if there is a work stoppage a year from now. Jones said recently that he doesn’t plan on making any coaching changes.

    Why?

    “I haven’t changed head coaches during the season,” Jones said. “I wouldn't try to or weigh how that impacts decisions, but certainly you aren't going to see a lot of coaching changes as we go into next year.

    “I mean just what I said. As we go into next year, I don't see a lot of coaching changes. Period. That's about it. I'm not going to go into why. I'm just saying that I don't see that you're going to see a lot of that.”

    As MacMahon points out, there seems to be little reason for Jerry’s contentedness with respect to the current regime, other than the problems that would be presented by a change going into this offseason. Namely, (a) coaches will be paid whether there is football in 2010 or not and (b) there’s a good chance that OTAs and training camp--crucial times for new coaches to instill their systems--will be canceled or shortened.

    Which means that a strike could not only mean no football; it could mean more Wade Phillips.

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