Today the Cowboys coach talked talked about Jones and the outlook seemed basically determined, as Wade said he is assuming Pacman is history and will plan accordingly.
"I can't count on him coming back or us bringing him back or any of those other things," Phillips said.Jones will miss at least the next four games with the Cowboys and with the way NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seems to approach these types of situations, Pacman could be, get ready for it, packing his bags in Big D. The only problem is Jerry Jones is the gavel, so if there is any wiggle room with the NFL, Jerry can probably find it.
"He's gone," Phillips said. "That's what it looks like to me. I'm not saying what's going to happen in the future, because I don't know what's going to happen in the future or what is or isn't going to be done there. But I can't go there. I've got to go with the players I have."
Losing Pacman will leave a hole in the Cowboys questionable secondary, but I think it is worth pointing out that he hasn't exactly been racking up player of the week awards. Jones has yet to intercept a pass, and has forced one fumble in the first six games of the season. For a player with as much hype as Pacman seems to bring, he hasn't lived up to the billing.
I think Wade is right. The guy was given a good shot with a talented team and couldn't even last two months. He has brought unwanted attention to an already hated program by most, and the grumbling in Dallas has been noticeable.
It's time for Dallas to cut the ties and for once, Phillips has been the resounding voice.