by Ryan Wilson
With the Cowboys on their bye last week, the "PLEASE, GOD, FIRE WADE PHILLIPS ASAP" exhortations softened, and the news of Tony Romo's return to the starting lineup all but stifled the torch and pitchfork crowd. Romo's magical like that.
And today, nearly a month after Jerry Joneschastised the media for even insinuating that he might can Phillips, today the Dallas owner reiterated his stance. Via the Dallas Morning News' Tim MacMahon:
Jerry Jones has guaranteed that Wade Phillips will be the Cowboys' coach for the rest of this season. He can't envision a scenario in which Phillips won't be on the Cowboys' sideline next season.
"There is just absolutely no - I can tell tell you without any hesitation - thought in my mind about him not coaching the Dallas Cowboys in the future," Jerry said. "Past this year. There's no thought. I haven't given that one ounce of consideration."
Jones added, "and by 'future', I obviously mean 'dependent on the outcome of Monday night's game against the Redskins.'"
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Okay, Jerry didn't say that, but he didn't exactly give Wade a ringing endorsement for 2009:
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