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Since last night's game, most Cowboy fans want Jerry to fire Coach Phillips and replace him with Jason Garrett whose playcalling is not very hot to say the least.  There are a lot of players on this team who are not playing with any sense of urgency or heart.  Everybody would like for Coach Phillips to be more of a disciplinarian or have Jerry Jones hire a coach who is.  But the responsibility shouldn't fall all on Coach Phillips' shoulders.

Players

This is the group that everybody should place more emphasis for the season's debacle.  They are the highest paid players in the NFL and play with the least heart and character.  The first thing that you hear from them is that the team has character and they will not give up.  They can say what they want, but the evidence is in the scoreboard and in their lack luster play on the field.  On Tuesdays, 3 Cowboys' players fly to El Paso to be in a radio show to comment on the state of the team.  From one end of the state to the other which is about 8 hours wasted.  These 8 hours should be spent either watching film, weightroom, or the training room or combination of all 3.  Priorities?  Lets not forget Jenkins imitation of a bullfighter getting out of the way when a bull comes right at him when he got out of the way when the Packers scored the 5th TD during 3rd quarter.

Salary/Owner

The Cowboys have the highest payroll in the NFL and a 1-7 record is what Jerry has gotten in return for his generosity.  If Jerry Jones fires Coach Phillips and coaching staff, then it shouldn't end there.  Jerry should also disassemble this team and start from scratch with some young players who have won a national chapionship and bring in some veterans who have been part of a Super Bowl winning team.  So they can teach the players who never won anything on what it takes to win it all.  In addition, Jerry should hire a new coach for next season even with the chance of a lockout looming due to collective bargaining agreement (cba).  That way the new coach and his staff can get a head start on scouting the Cowboys and perspective rookies or veterans.  Money should not be an issue for Jerry. 

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November 8, 2010  03:26 PM ET

Word is the Phillips has been fired and Garrett will be named interim coach. That won't fix anything. It does give Jerry a chance to see what Garrett can do and see if he deserves an interview for head coach along with the usual suspects after the season. There is insider talk that Gruden will be offered the job...

November 8, 2010  03:35 PM ET
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Word is the Phillips has been fired and Garrett will be named interim coach. That won't fix anything. It does give Jerry a chance to see what Garrett can do and see if he deserves an interview for head coach along with the usual suspects after the season. There is insider talk that Gruden will be offered the job...

Besides Xs and Os, Gruden will bring in some fire. Hate to see Coach Phillips fired, he deserved better.

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November 8, 2010  05:24 PM ET

We need a guy like Gruden to come in and say "no sir". Bringing in a top tier coach like Gruden or Cower and then hamstring him would just put us in the same boat.

Wade had several differences of opinion with Jerry, raising fines on players, disciplining them and holding players accountable and even who should be getting playing time. Even who should be on the team. He's been hijacked from the start...

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November 8, 2010  11:03 PM ET
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Unbiased, do you think Jones is the biggest problem in Dallas just like Snyder was the biggest problem in DC? You never hear of the Rooney's getting so involved in Pittsburgh or Kraft in NE. Heck, I couldn't tell you who the owners are in Indy and NO. But everybody knows Jerry Jones and he wants it, and loves it that way. He's made himself a lot of money and now the team and its fans suffer with 1 playoff win in 15 years. That's worse than the Phoenix Cardinals and equal to or worse than just about every franchise in the league. I like Gruden so I hope the rumor is true for your sake.

You're right! Jerry needs to take a back seat, but he will end up being a backseat driver. I mean far back seat. At least he took responsibility and apologized to Cowboys fans for this debacle. He should take more responsibility and remove himself from GM.

November 9, 2010  09:56 AM ET

Jerry is a double edged sword. He's a great owner, willing to do whatever he needs to give the team the best chance to win. Where he struggles is as a GM. He doesn't see the line between GM and Coach. He pays too much before the player has earned it, then they slack off because they got their big payday. He's not a great draft/talent scout, most of his picks the last few years have been a bust. He interferes too much in coaching, when Wade wanted to increase fines and hold players accountable or change the starting lineup because of ineffective play by some players, Jerry shot him down.

Jerry needs to give the GM job to Stephen or bring in a qualified football guy.

 
November 9, 2010  12:21 PM ET
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Jerry is a double edged sword. He's a great owner, willing to do whatever he needs to give the team the best chance to win. Where he struggles is as a GM. He doesn't see the line between GM and Coach. He pays too much before the player has earned it, then they slack off because they got their big payday. He's not a great draft/talent scout, most of his picks the last few years have been a bust. He interferes too much in coaching, when Wade wanted to increase fines and hold players accountable or change the starting lineup because of ineffective play by some players, Jerry shot him down.Jerry needs to give the GM job to Stephen or bring in a qualified football guy.

Totally agree of th So it wasn't all of Wade's fault and Jerry needs to hold himself more accountable. He needs to stay with the business aspect of the team and stay out the Xs and Os, discipline, and GM aspects. He is no Nolan Ryan! Stephen Jones can definitely make a better GM than Jerry. I believe that Stephen is playing a larger role in this department already which is good. I once heard him say that he learned a lot from Bill Parcells.

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