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Jerry Jones 'embarrassed' and 'dumbfounded'

Posted on: October 31, 2010 11:51 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Midway through the first quarter of Jacksonville shellacking Dallas -- the final score was a face-slapping 35-17 -- I thought to myself, "Self, why did you decide to have Jon Kitna quarterback the team you selected in your survivor league?" Then I went to the bathroom and got sick.

But I don't feel as bad as Jerry Jones, who told reporters after the game just how unhappy he was.

"I'm embarrassed. Of course I am," Jones said after the Cowboys' 35-17 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. "And, to every fan, I should have and do take the ultimate, ultimate responsibility. I do. That's the way we're structured. That's the way I run it. There's no question that I have the plan and executing it to have the best players and the best coaching that we can have. I'm dumbfounded that we are 1-7."

Dallas is actually 1-6, but that shouldn't make Jerry feel any better -- he was too busy apologizing to the fans anyway.

"You couldn't get me to say it, but you know that I thought we had a team here that could be one of the top competitive teams in the NFL," Jones continued. "I'm very, very, very sorry to our fans. You should have better than this."

Josh wrote earlier Sunday that it's a reasonable idea for Jones to can Wade Phillips even if it's against his typical policy of not firing his coach in the middle of the season, but he might not even have to, if Phillips becomes any more despondent.

"I’m distraught to say the least," Phillips said. "It was embarrassing the way we played and the way we coached. We didn’t give ourselves a chance to win. Everyone knows we have a lot of talented players, and that’s the problem. I have talented players, and I’m not getting them to play well enough. To me that’s the root of the problem."

Would he outright quit? Well, that seems doubtful. But if things get so bad that Wade knows his job is donecakes, why not resign or at least attempt to resign and let Jones fire him? That seems like the "quitter's way out" but it's also a lot better than walking dead for the next few months.

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Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 9:52 am
 

Jerry Jones 'embarrassed' and 'dumbfounded'

AT this point it is simply pride that is keeping Jones from firing Phillips' sorry a$$.  He knows it needs done, but he cannot give in to all the people who have been saying it was a mistake to hire him to begin with, or a mistake to keep him.   The question is, which is more important to Jerry?  His pride, or looking out into vast Texas Stadium week after week and seeing ever-growing row upon row of empty seat, which will start happening very soon (as it should when you're 0-4 at home).  When season ticket sales for next year slump because no one wants another season of looking at Phillips' constipated-looking face, looking like a deer in headlights when penalty after penalty is called on his undisciplined team....at this point Jerry, clean house.  And no, you don't give the job to Garrett either.  He has done nothing the past year and a half to show he is ready or capable of the job.  No, there are two Super Bowl-champion coaches out there in Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher.  You call up Cowher, you get on your knees and you beg him to come in and straighten this team out.  You promise to keep your nose out of what you can't understand, and you let Cowher coach and motivate and discipline this team the way he needs to.  Hell, I don't even care if you hire some nobody; anyone at this point is better than Wade Phillips.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 8:46 am
 

Jerry Jones 'embarrassed' and 'dumbfounded'

They should be embarrassed!!! The Cowboys made The Jaguars look like Super Bowl contenders.  Many Jags had career days.  Sad so sad.  I couldn't be happier.  As for Cowher going there I highly doubt that it would ever happen.  Jones holds too much control and having 2 type A personalities would not work very long.



Since: Oct 9, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 12:57 am
 

Jerry Jones 'embarrassed' and 'dumbfounded'

SHOULD,VE LET BUMS SON GO LAST YEAR AND BROUGHT IN COWHER!! WADE IS NOT A GOOD HEAD COACH..ASSISTANT OR COORDINATOR MAYBE BUT DEFINITELY NOT TOP DOG IN THIS LEAUGE!!


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