CANTON, OH - AUGUST 8: Head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys stands near his team before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8, 2010 in Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys defeated the Bengals 16-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
According to Head Coach Wade Phillips, some big changes are on the way for his Dallas Cowboys, a group that fell for the second consecutive week in an ugly fashion, this time, with a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Sunday’s home opener.
“We're going to look at everything,” Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You keep evaluating what you're doing, how you're doing it, what we need to do better along with personnel, along with practice, whatever. I'm looking at a lot of different things right now. We need to change the track we're on.”
No one will disagree with that, but what exactly needs to change? Gerald Sensabaugh said, after Sunday’s loss, that there is an excess of hype surrounding (and adversely affecting) the team, the result of Super Bowl XLV being held at Cowboys Stadium; some others have blamed the struggles on a lack of focus in practice; others have demurred to the question, simply saying that they must improve.
Phillips has a week to locate and remedy the problem, or problems, an admittedly tough task. Then again, if Dallas loses to Houston--a decent possibility--and heads into the bye week 0-2, the calls for Phillips’ ouster will go from palpable to deafening. That is, Phillips won't want for any motivation in the coming days.
“A lot of people are going to say a lot of things,” Phillips continued. “That's all part of when you lose games. We're going to get it started in the right direction, do the right things, what we think is right. Try to help our team win a game. Obviously there are problems, or you wouldn't be losing some games.”
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