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Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

Posted on: November 1, 2010 11:45 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:55 pm
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:12 am
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 7:59 pm
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

Well, Garrard oughta know what that looks like first hand.  Usually it’s his own team that doesn’t appear to be into the game like an NFL team should be.  Anyone who endured that Titans/Jaguars Monday Night game can testify to that.


last i looked garrard was 4th ranked QB and eli is 14th . its not that the jaguars lack playing , they are just very young . last season they had a nfl record for most rookies on a roster,  this year they also have several rookies that made the roster . they may not be doing great but their arrow is pointing up . and the jaguars were very much in that game against titans until garrard went out .



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 5:57 pm
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

Unless I'm missing something, it appears to me that the Cowboys already have two vacancies at Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. At this point, it's a mere formality, nothing else, just fire him.



Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:19 am
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

I'm not sure what you are trying to say when you use the word domicile.  Don't think it means what you think it does...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:28 am
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

 "It just looked like they weren't into the game like an NFL team should be.''

Well, Garrard oughta know what that looks like first hand.  Usually it’s his own team that doesn’t appear to be into the game like an NFL team should be.  Anyone who endured that Titans/Jaguars Monday Night game can testify to that.

I don’t think he was trying to bash the Cowboys either.  If anything, this was a “we can smell our own kind” type of comment.  It’s baffling to see the Cowboys play like this, especially as they were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders this year.  The winless Bills play with a lot more heart and fire than the Cowboys, and they’ve got about ½ the talent on their roster.

Shameful and embarrassing.




Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 6:03 am
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

The entire Cowboys organization should be shameful after that performance on sunday. I also think the fans who pay upwards of $340 per game plus seat licenses should be asking the obvious: "is there a refund if the team fails to give 100% on the field?" I know that if I still had season tickets, I'd have a few questions for management at this point.

The fans should send a message by boycotting the home games until the team shows some effort.



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2010 3:34 am
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

That ridiculous..How can they be overrated when its basically the same team as last year that went to the playoffs...Think about what your saying man!




Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 1:55 am
 

Garrard Questions Cowboys' Attitude

I agree with Garrard here.
Dallas is experiencing the same problems Manchester United and other bottomless pits of money teams experience. At a certain point, players who have monster contracts or play for money pits like the Cowboys become complacent and domicile. They lose their drive and will and coast. Its a shame coz I really like Tashard Choice, Marion Barber, Tony Romo, Terrence Newman, Felix Jones and Roy E. Williams. 
I wish the Cowboys well, but if I were to blame anyone for their downtrodden ways, its a handful of players with the wrong attitude (Barron etc), coach Phillips not re-directing their motivations, and Jerry Jones for facilitating everything. Jerry is the root of the problems.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 11:40 pm
 

Garrard questions Cowboys' attitude

It's irrelevant. Why have the team deal with major organizational change, while they have forgotten how to play the game. Jerry , assembled an overrated all-pro team (see Off. Line, Secondary), and the results have not followed. Building a team comes from heart and talent, ( ie. Drew Brees, Wes Welker, Jerome Bettis type players), they need to find both.



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