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Players also should have to earn keep

Updated: January 21, 2010, 9:43 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Jerry Jones, as he bluntly put it, cut through the B.S. when discussing his head coach's two-year contract extension.

Wade Phillips has job security in the sense that Jones has guaranteed him two more years of seven-figure salaries. However, if the Dallas Cowboys fall apart next season, Phillips will probably get his paychecks mailed to him instead of picking them up at Valley Ranch.

Hey, it's a bottom-line business, as Phillips' father, Bum, once famously pointed ...

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