I watched a little bit of the Dallas Cowboys/Houston Texans game tonight, but I have found it hard to watch pre-season games in recent years because what these games are all about is playing new players which will help the coaching staff try and figure out how much dept they have on their team. The huge question surrounding the Dallas Cowboys' is how good of a coach is Wade Phillips and will he be able to be his own man in an NFL organization known for it's owner sticking his nose into almost every major decision that is made surrounding the team.
The first negative thing that comes to my mind in the hiring of Wade Phillips by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was that Jones went to Wal-Mart to find a coach instead of seeking out the best qualified man for the job. Jerry Jones made it clear that he was not going to step up and pay a good coach the kind of money he would expect to take the job in the first place. So here comes Wade Phillips who made statements early on praising the skills of Jerry Jones and my gut just started to hurt because Cowboys fans have already seen that kind of coach before in the Cowboys organization.
Now that Wade Phillips has a couple of games under his belt as the Dallas Cowboys' head coach, I might have to rethink my original opinion about his selection. It is becoming more clear to me everyday that Wade Phillips' is a very intelligent man that has good coaching abilities. However, my mind still keeps going back to the string of good coaches that Jerry Jones has somehow found a way to run off over the years by his constant micromanagement of daily coaching duties. Like all Dallas Cowboys' fans I always hope for the best, but at the same time I have long memories of other coaches that were hired to take the "boys" all the way and all have fallen short since the days of Jimmy Johnson.
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