Jerry Jones gives Wade Phillips what he might not want
Jerry Jones has given Wade Phillips what just about no coach wants – the dreaded vote of confidence.
The Dallas Cowboys owner, speaking on KRLD-FM in Dallas, said that Phillips’ job is not in jeopardy following the team’s 0-2 start. Many picked the Cowboys to win the NFC this season and the pressure is immense with Super Bowl XLV being held at Cowboys Stadium in Feburary.
So, is Phillips, who signed a two-year contract extension after last season, in danger of losing his job?
“I can just give you a very affirmative ‘No,'” Jones said in the interview transcribed by ESPN Dallas.
The Cowboys play at Houston (2-0) on Sunday and the track record of teams that have rallied to reach the postseason after 0-3 starts is not good.
“I do believe in Wade and the staff and the players," Jones. "The thing about it is when you have that kind of commitment, one of the No. 1 things you have it for is those situations. Those people are supposed to really be there in hard times. Hard times. That's when you've got to make your best grade if you're deserving of that commitment and we're in hard times.
"That's why I'm in the saddle with Wade and in the saddle with the staff and the team."
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