HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 29: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones attends a PlayStation 2 Pre- Super Bowl party at The Whiskey in the Hotel Icon January 29, 2004 in Houston, Texas.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
After falling to 0-2 with a loss to the Bears in the home opener, the questions surrounding Wade Phillips’ job security were predictable enough. It’s not as though Wade’s ability to effectively coach the team hasn’t ever been called into question before, and, with the team’s worst start since the 2001 season, there’s little wonder why it would be questioned now.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones understands this--he gets it. But he’s not, if we’re to believe him, going to do anything about it as of now. Jones, in a recent interview with the Dallas Morning News, gave Wade a sort of vote of confidence, arguing in his own particular brand of English that, basically, any decision this early would be rash.
“First of all, everyone knows you’re going to be criticized and that part comes with what we call criticism is negative critiquing of where you are with your coaching and what you’re doing on offense and what you’re doing on defense, those types of things,” Jones said. “That goes with the territory but that’s earned and wanted because when you don’t win your first two ball games, you’ve accepted yourself to that and so that’s just the way that it is.
“It doesn’t surprise me at all and I do understand the sentiment that’s out there.”
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