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Newman Defends Wade, Too: "We're Just Not Getting It Done"

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Newman Defends Wade, Too: "We're Just Not Getting It Done"

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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: Cornerback Terence Newman #41 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terence Newman

While most of the world outside of Valley Ranch believe that the 1-6 Dallas Cowboys’ problems start with head coach Wade Phillips, those in the locker room have come out in defense of their coach.

Leading the charge is cornerback Terence Newman, who said this week of a coaching change: “It wouldn't do us good at all, not even a little bit.”

It should be pointed out that like-ability isn’t exactly a viable litmus test of a head coach’s mettle, and that, judging strictly by the team’s performance this season, it’s likely that Wade just isn’t the man to lead the Cowboys. And indeed, after the year, it’s very likely that he’ll be gone.

But Newman is staunch in his belief that Phillips is not the problem at Valley Ranch.

"I think everybody definitely respects Wade,” Newman said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He gets his point across. We understand what we have. I don't think trying to change coaches will do us any good, especially when he's not out on the field. We are. We're just not getting it done.

"I can't put that on him. I put that on us.'' 

 

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