If you weren’t dejected enough already, wait until you read some of the stuff thats beginning to filter through in the last 48 hours.
To begin, Terence Newman is pissed off, and Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Star-Telegram got some interesting quotes from the star cornerback. Here is what she writes.
Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman encapsulated all of this angst, somewhat unintentionally Monday, when talking about lack of accountability in this locker room.
“It is like the problem when you had the anonymous player saying all that stuff,” he said. “They are a coward, you know, and that kind of stuff ruined this season.”
Let that sink in: A bigtime Cowboy called another bigtime Cowboy, and Witten specifically — if locker room rumblings about the identity of “the snitch” are to be believed — a coward.
This is the second time in two weeks that Witten has come under a negative spotlight.
On Sunday after the game, I talked about the lack of leadership on this team, particularly from Tony Romo and Wade Phillips. It looks like Jennifer agrees with me. In the same article she also writes…
This Cowboys team lacks leaders, or enough of them. Too few guys hold themselves accountable. This group requires a coach willing to do both and what they got instead was Wade Phillips.
I also wrote about the lack of chemistry after the game, and how it has become fractured…
The lack of chemistry is glaringly obvious in how players talk about one another. A lack of respect seems to exist for many Cowboy coaches as well. Everybody is always blaming somebody.
And deep fissures remain amongst Dallas’ biggest names, personalities, and players with Wade Phillips basically intimating that he had to have a come-to-Jesus intervention with Jason Witten, T.O. and Tony Romo before Philly.
Jerry Jones may have to rethink his plan about retaining Wade Phillips and the coaching staff. The problems with the Cowboys are not going to go away with a team meeting and a party at Terrell Owen’s house.
If there is going to be any change, it has to come from either a major shakeup and cutting ties with some of the stars on this team, or a top-to-bottom coaching transplant.
Replacing the coaching staff would be easier and less painful for us… the fans.