Oct 122010
 
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Should Name Himself Head Coach

The recent bye week for the Dallas Cowboys ought to have been the bye-bye week for coach Wade Phillips. I have tried to imagine the tirade Jimmy Johnson would have gone on after his team, favored by many— if not most— NFL pundits to represent the NFC in the first-ever Dallas/Fort Worth area version of [...]

Nov 162009
 
Is Wade Phillips The Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys? Does It Matter?

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” I do not know who said that first. I first heard it from a preacher named Lee Roberson, back in the seventies. Then, John Maxwell popularized it in more recent memory. Whoever said it, said it right. All you can really add to it is, “Amen.” The Dallas Cowboys [...]

Oct 252009
 
Keith Brooking: A Leader Emerges

A leaderless locker room is a rudderless ship. The Dallas Cowboys are a team needing compensation. The absence of sideline leadership under Wade Phillips has led to frequent chaos. The Patrick Clayton flap is just the most recent evidence that there is poor communication between the coaching staff and the men in the trenches. Crayton [...]

Jul 132009
 
Greg Ellis Proves Me Right

During the 2008 off-season, I began to call for Greg Ellis to be cut. I contended that, rather than being the leader he was purported to be, he had become a locker room cancer. In a recent radio interview – while on his way out of town to play for the NFL joke known as [...]