[picappgallerysingle id="10098297"]Jerry Jones was finally backed into a corner. He was reluctant to do it, but in the wake of the worst three-game skid in Cowboys’ history, he cut the head off the listless, poisonous snake and fired head coach Wade Phillips.
I am not calling Phillips a snake. I am saying that the culture of excuse-making and defensive posturing he cultivated was a poisonous environment. Accountability was missing. Motivation was absent. Direction was nonexistent.
Jason Garrett’s offense has not contributed much of value this year, either. One could conclude that his play-calling has been suspect at best, that his in-game adjustments have been either missing or useless. The question still remains: Does he have the stuff to be a successful head coach in this league?