Head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys walks onto the field ahead of his team prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
I grew up a Cowboys fan. Die-hard fan. I lived for the Cowboys. Once you start to cover the team that fades. You get to know too much.
Cowlishaw blasts the Cowboys effort in his column:
The right thing now would be to remove Phillips during the bye week and give offensive coordinator Jason Garrett – the one-time heir apparent whose career has been a roller coaster ride since 2007 – the final 11 games to see if he can create a sense of urgency as head coach.
I have my doubts since this club is so far removed from real accountability, but it's worth a shot. In fact, if Jones wants to keep that playoff winless streak from reaching 13 years, it's his only chance.
The fact that the Cowboys actually won, 26-20, against the winless Chiefs should not be a deciding factor. The Cowboys broke all the rules regarding letting a bad team hang around, making poor plays and turnovers to help a bad team, committing atrocious, inexplicable penalties at all the worst times.
Have you ever seen a Defense at any level called for offside five times in one half? That includes four times in seven plays, all by different players.
The Cowboys' current head coach-defensive coordinator said he wasn't sure what was happening, which came as no real surprise.