Wade Phillips fired calls are spreading throughout Cowboys Nation. Even if they get Wade Phillips fired, however, it is too late to save the 2010 Cowboys. Their 45-7 loss to the Packers, and their 1-7 record, offered further proof of that. Yet if something isn’t done soon, the Cowboys could be 1-15 by the end of the year at this rate. At this point, Dallas fans will settle for mere pride instead of a Super Bowl – and to them, unless Wade Phillips is fired, that can’t happen.
Some are hoping that the Cowboys coach will be let go today, as he has a press conference scheduled for 5 pm est. For days and weeks, Jerry Jones has insisted that he won’t make a coaching change during the season – but his hand could have been forced last night.
The Wade Phillips fired speculation is at new heights today, as ESPN reported that he is not at the Cowboys’ facilities yet. The media is also looking for Jerry Jones, as he hinted last night that he has a lot of evaluating to do.
After the Cowboys’ 45-7 loss in Green Bay, Jones said that a lot of people would “suffer consequences” for this season. He did not name names, but everyone assumed this was a veiled statement about Phillips. Despite Jones’ public assurances that the coach would be safe, that was before two straight embarrassing blowouts.
The Cowboys were the victims of close calls in their first several losses, but now they can’t even lose by less than 20 points. Everyone assumed that Jones would have Wade Phillips fired to end the year, but waiting until then might not be an option now. With a very difficult schedule ahead, getting even a few wins might seem too daunting.
Getting rid of the embattled Phillips wouldn’t save the season, but some kind of fresh start is needed shortly. Despite losing by 38 points on national television, things can still get even worse. Next week, the Cowboys are going to New York to face the red hot Giants, who just lit them up for 41 points in Dallas.
If Wade Phillips is fired, it will end a rocky tenure, which was defined by near misses and failures to take the next step. Those trends define his coaching career as a whole, as he had his chances with Denver and Buffalo, but couldn’t get over the hump. The faithful hoped he had turned a corner last year, after Dallas’s first playoff win in over a decade, yet it may have been the next-to-last win of his Cowboys’ career.
The countdown is now on to 5 pm est, as the Wade Phillips fired rumors should either be confirmed or denied at his press conference.
ESPN- “Wade Phillips not at Valley Ranch?”
SB Nation- “Wade Phillips Could Be Fired After Jerry Jones Says Cowboys Will ‘Suffer Consequences'”