Peter King, arguably the most respected NFL columnist in the biz, wrote an open letter to Jerry Jones in his latest Monday Morning Quarterback. King is asking the Cowboys owner to fire Wade Phillips – now. In doing so, King shares a very interesting quote from Jaguars quarterback David Garrard, who torched the Cowboys for four touchdowns Sunday.
Here’s the excerpt from King’s piece:
(Jerry,) everyone can see your Cowboys are not playing hard. We saw it in the NBC viewing room Sunday, and Garrard saw it, too. He told me: "It just looked like they weren't into the game like an NFL team should be.'' Said he noticed a "woe-is-me'' attitude among some of your players. You don't see that with a Baltimore or Pittsburgh. Andy Reid's teams don't do that. Your team's embarrassing. You said it yourself after the game. And at 1-6, there's no hope for the season. You've got to put Wade Phillips out of his misery, and you've got to do it now.
Garrard calling out the Cowboys for a woe-is-me attitude? What’s sad is Garrard wasn’t even calling out the Cowboys – he was simply stating the obvious.
The problem with King’s idea to fire Phillips immediately is that a.) Jones probably doesn’t want to put any eggs in the Jason Garrett basket right now, and b.) Phillips also serves as the defensive coordinator, so there’d be two major vacancies to fill.
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