Jerry Jones still stands behind his man Wade Phillips

One win.

That is what separates the Buffalo Bills from the Dallas Cowboys.

Jerry Jones’ team is sinking fast at 1-4 and there are no signs the Cowboys will pull out of it following Sunday’s 24-21 loss at Minnesota. The Cowboys remained the undisciplined team they have been throughout.

And still Jones steadfastly remains behind his coach Wade Phillips despite huge expectations for the Cowboys to exceed this season.

“We may make some changes with personnel or adjust for the obvious because of injuries, but we won't be making any coaching change," Jones said after the game, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.

Jones said he’s not going to rule out the Cowboys rallying to reach the playoffs, but it’s getting a little late for them to make a run. Their room for error is next to non-existent.

"I'm very disappointed," Jones said. "I realize the challenge we've got and we're not playing well to get it done right now. I'm more looking at how we can come in here and improve. We're running out of the opportunity to make this season what we want it to be. Everybody is aware of that."

Why does Jones continue to back Phillips? The simple answer might be he doesn’t have anyone else on the staff he believes is capable of running the team. Certainly offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has underachieved since he received a huge contract. It sure would be a good time for Jones to start plotting the future of the organization, though, because Phillips can’t be long for Valley Ranch.

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