More trouble is brewing in Big D.
Jerry Jones said on his radio show yesterday that Tony Romo looks like he can play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. He said Romo cannot further injury his right pinkie anymore than it is now.
Such brazen remarks did not sit well with the head coach. When Wade Phillips was asked about his bosses’ comments, he said:
“Dr. Jerry. Whatever Jerry says, I’m going with.”
The words made me cringe. Here we have it again, Jones meddling in the team’s game plan, and the coach sitting back Barry Switzer style and taking it, in the arse. It brings back horrible memories of a crumbling dynasty, but this one never saw the light at the end of the tunnel. These Dallas Cowboys are the dynasty that never made it to dynasty. The Cowboys are facing a scary probability of going through its first decade without a Super Bowl championship. A minor flap in a stressful week? I don’t think so.
When Jerry Jones made wet-behind-the-ears coordinator Jason Garrett the highest-paid backup coach in the history of the NFL, how could good ol’ Wade not read the writing on the wall. The move spelled disaster for the coaching staff from the get-go. I thought the move was a tad bit arrogant and disrespectful to a coach who did lead the team to a 13-3 record before an embarrassing late-season fallout. Would you want to coach under that scenario?