Wade Phillips must go as coach of the Dallas Cowboys. The 2010 Dallas Cowboys team stinks and when it’s that bad, the finger of blame points to the coach. The Dallas Cowboys should fire Wade Phillips.
Last year I wrote an article about why I didn’t think Phillips would be the Cowboys coach for the 2010 season. Unfortunately I was wrong, so this time I’m making a forceful statement. Wade Phillips must go. Jerry, if you’re reading: fire Wade Phillips
Five games into the 2010 NFL season, the Cowboys have a pitiful record of 1-4. Their games are loaded with penalties (23 in two weeks), and they don’t seem to be learning anything from week to week.
Case in point: the Cowboys received an excessive celebration penalty in a loss to the Tennessee Titans. Wade Phillips professed to be upset about it, and during the week afterwards stated he wanted to know more about that particular penalty.
But the next week, in another loss-this one to the Minnesota Vikings-the Dallas Cowboys got an excessive celebration penalty.
That kind of lack of discipline certainly falls on the players, but it also falls on the coach. Didn’t Wade Phillips tell his team that just about any celebration would draw a penalty? Didn’t he stress that such a penalty would be absolutely, totally, completely unacceptable? Can’t he make his team care?
It certainly doesn’t seem so, and that’s one reason to fire Wade Phillips.
Other reasons the Cowboys should fire Wade Phillips: a team that has a lot of talent that isn’t showing up on the field is poorly coached.
A team that is having great success converting third downs with runs that suddenly decides to throw on a third-and-one (and gets an interception instead of a first down), or doesn’t take a knee to end a half and fumbles instead, is a team that’s poorly coached. And while these are on Jason Garrett as play caller, Wade gets the blame too. Jerry Jones publicly announced that Phillips has veto power over every call Garrett makes.
The Cowboys benched Leonard Davis in the second quarter of the game against the Titans for poor play. Jason Garrett said they made the switch to see “if you could stabilize things.”
Too bad the Cowboys coaches aren’t applying that philosophy to themselves. See if you can stabilize things: bench yourselves!
Jerry Jones may not care much what the fans want, and what a lot of them want is for him to fire Wade Phillips. But he certainly cares about his team. Do the right thing, Jerry, the best thing for the Dallas Cowboys. Fire Wade Phillips. Wade Phillips is not good for the Dallas Cowboys. There are a couple really good coaches available. Get their phone numbers, give them a call and an interview. Put us all out of our misery.
Sports Day DFW, Pro Bowler Leonard Davis benched, could lose starting job, by Todd Archer