Several players on the 8-4 Dallas Cowboys have publicly defended the three-year coach Wade Phillips, including the two leaders on the Cowboys defense.
Free agent steal Keith Brooking said he has the utmost respect for Coach Wade Phillips.
“I’ll go to fight for that man until I hang my cleats up and I’m done playing football, because I have the utmost respect for him,” linebacker Keith Brooking said during the taping of his weekly television show Tuesday night. “Everything I’ve seen from my teammates and everything I’ve heard, they feel the same way. Bottom line.”
Phillips continues to sustain the battering ram from the press, who constantly question his coaching style, play calling and command over this talented Cowboys team.
Not only did Brookings speak up to quell the media onslaught, but so did DeMarcus Ware, arguably one of the best defensive players in the NFL.
“You’re going to have guys in this locker room that’s pushing for him, playing hard for him and letting everybody know that he’s a great coach.”
Tight end Jason Witten said the media’s perception is not always the accurate picture in the locker room.
“The message that we get sometimes is different than the perception in the media in general. On his end, I don’t think he really worries about that, as long as his team has that understanding. He does a good job of putting it out there and letting us know where it is. He believes in our team. That’s a good thing.”