The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory. A preseason Super Bowl contender, the Cowboys are now 1-7 and officially out of any playoff conversation following an embarrassing 45-7 blowout against the Packers. After offseason discussions of Wade Phillips future as head coach, it's clear as day to anyone that he will not be the head coach next year.
So will owner Jerry Jones fire him? Or, perhaps more accurately, when will Jerry Jones fire him? Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reported that Jones considered firing Phillips after the Jacksonville loss and predicts this is the week they make a move.
SB Nation's Blogging The Boys is frustrated, confused and feeling helpless, writing, "Please Jerry Jones do something."
Maybe we're overreacting, maybe we're spoiled. There are plenty of teams that have been this bad for much longer than what we're experiencing. So if you want to call us out on that, feel free to do it, you'd be right. But that also doesn't change how most of us are feeling right now, and that is there's no reason for Wade to continue coaching this team.
Andrew Sharp of SBNation.com writes that the 1-7 start can't all be blamed on Phillips, but he needs to go either way.
Say what you want about him, but he's a good coach who's done his best in a difficult situation the past few years in Dallas. He deserves the courtesy of being sent on his way before things devolve further and the humiliation gets even more spectacular.
Jones said last week that Phillips would be the head coach for the rest of the season but it's hard to envision a scenario where that happens. The Cowboys aren't doing Phillips any favors keeping him around and clearly the Cowboys don't need Phillips at this point.