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Will Wade Phillips Have A Job When Cowboys Meet Giants?

Will Wade Phillips be fired as coach of the Dallas Cowboys before the 1-7 Cowboys come to New Meadowlands Stadium to face the New York Giants this weekend?

It's hard to imagine that he won't be. Dallas was embarrassed again Sunday night on national televsion, looking disorganized and disinterested in a dismal 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Jerry Jones may finally have had enough, and hinted that changes could take place today.

"There are a lot of people here who are certainly going to suffer and suffer consequences," Jones said. "I'm talking about within the team -- players, coaches who have got careers. This is certainly a setback. I know firsthand what it is to have high expectations. I think unquestionably that our expectations were thinking we're something we were not, possibly looking at what might be relative to a Super Bowl. All of those things have certainly contributed early.

"But we have so many things that we need to correct and address, as this game so vividly exposed and previous games have. I've got a lot of work to do, got a lot of decisions to make. And it's not just one, two, three or four. There are several decisions. I think everybody in this country would agree that there's a lot wrong with this team that we've got to address, and I'm certainly the one to address it."

Over at SB Nation's Cowboys website, Blogging the Boys, they are begging Jones to make a change.

Maybe we're overreacting, maybe we're spoiled. There are plenty of teams that have been this bad for much longer than what we're experiencing. So if you want to call us out on that, feel free to do it, you'd be right. But ... there's no reason for Wade to continue coaching this team.

The Green Bay Packers toyed with the Cowboys. The Jacksonville Jaguars did the same a week ago. They didn't just beat the Cowboys, they humiliated them. 1-7. The 2010 Dallas Cowboys have imploded.

The surprising thing for the folks at BTB is that it took them this long to come to that conclusion. Fact is, the Cowboys never were going to win big with Phillips as their nominal head coach.

SB Nation's Andrew Sharp actually feels bad for Phillips.

With Wade Phillips reeling, we should make it completely clear: this isn't all his fault.

But he still needs to go, and you can choose your metaphor here. Maybe he's a CEO that's overseen the dramatic collapse of a Fortune 500 company, a humiliated lightning rod for criticism, just waiting for the board of directors to vote him out at the end of the year. Or maybe he's an animal, whimpering softly by the side of the road, waiting to be put out of his misery. Or perhaps he's the boyfriend that knows things aren't working, just waiting to have "The Talk" where his worst fears are confirmed and he finds out things are over for good. Then, both sides start over.

However you want to look at it, though, all of those scenarios favor firing Wade now. Clearly, after the Dallas Cowboys somehow found a new way to humiliate themselves on national TV last night, anything would be an improvement for this year's Cowboys. But it would also be the best thing for Wade Phillips.

Say what you want about him, but he's a good coach who's done his best in a difficult situation the past few years in Dallas. He deserves the courtesy of being sent on his way before things devolve further and the humiliation gets even more spectacular.

Call it a mercy killing, if you will, but Sharp is right. There is no reason for this spectacular failure to go on any longer.