Changes are on the way, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted after his 1-7 team embarrassed themselves again on national TV last night.
But he offered no specifics. And he certainly didn’t suggest the most needed change of all — hiring a new general manager — would ever occur.
Based on the looks of dismay, disbelief, and confusion that constantly cloud head coach Wade Phillips’ face for three hours each and every Sunday, Jones should be on the phone hiring a new head coach right now.
He should hire someone with a mean, manipulative streak who doesn’t tolerate slackers (and isn’t named Jon Gruden). We need a Jimmy Johnson-Bill Parcells hybrid — but meaner.
Next, bench quarterback Jon Kitna. Third stringer Stephen McGee should be playing every snap, learning the game and either building his trade value or seeing if he’s got a shot at becoming the starter of the future. Hall of Fame qb Troy Aikman got creamed his rookie year on a 1-15 team; didn’t hurt him in the long run.
Meanwhile, the piling on has begun: NBA superstar, Cowboys “fan” and all-around spoiled brat Lebron James called them the worst team in the NFL.
And wide receiver Terrell “T.O.” Owens is clearly savoring his former team’s fall, tweeting about a “massacre at Lambeau Field” and adding an “lol” for good measure.