LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 12: The Dallas Cowboys offense huddles during the NFL season opener against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys 13-7. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
At 0-2 and with the distinct possibility of being a massive disappointment for the second time in the past three seasons staring the franchise in the face, the players had a closed-door meeting on Monday with no coaches allowed, presumably to discuss how they might salvage what has hitherto been a train wreck of a season.
Dallas will face a very talented Texans team in Houston, next Sunday, before entering their bye week. Which is to say, there’s a fairly good chance that the team will go into said bye week without a single win. That’s not a good thing, particularly for a team who fancied itself a Super Bowl contender coming into the year.
It’s no wonder, then, that Head Coach Wade Phillips said he was just fine with the idea of the players-only meeting.
“It depends on what's said and how much it means to them,” Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It's done good things for teams and they come back and win everybody said it was good. You encourage it; Yeah, that's fine.
“Again, accountability and they want to be accountable to each other and they want to say what they have to say and I don't mind them, especially our captains, when they talk to the team, I don't mind that at all.''
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