Charles Smith, NBCDFW.com
Cowboys Stadium, March 12, 2010. Jerry Jones
Three important rules for breaking up /Don't put off breaking up when you know you want to / Prolonging the situation only makes it worse / Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly / Don't make a big production / Don't make up an elaborate story / This will help you avoid a big tear jerking scene-- Nada Surf, "Popular"
It’s pretty clear at this point that Dallas Cowboys owner /general manager extraordinaire Jerry Jones will not fire head coach / defensive coordinator extraordinaire Wade Phillips this season. Jones has championed Phillips cause through the good and the bad and the very bad--the last of which might describe everything in the 2010 season, outside of perhaps those favorable statistical rankings, the Houston game and the first four minutes or so against New York.
This is all well and good, but it leaves fans with one question: Why?
Well, apparently because midseason coaching changes make Jerry just a wee bit uncomfortable. In his weekly show on 105.3 The Fan, Jones demurred to the idea that he has a "philosophy" per se with regard to making a change in the middle of a season, adding that the idea has always just felt a little, well, uncomfortable to him.
“There's no philosophy to it,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It's not like you play 80 or so ball games or 100 or so ball games. You don't have but a few ball games. Relatively speaking, we have 10 games left and I'm just not comfortable doing that. I've never done it.
“I think our best chance to win the next ball game, the very best chance, is to certainly keep as much continuity as we can, especially when we have the experience that we got. It sounds hollow. I understand it does. It's a natural thing to want to freshen up and do something different, but I'm not comfortable with doing that when it comes to the football team.”
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