Jerry Jones did what had to be done

Firing Wade Phillips should send message to Cowboys that no job is guaranteed

Updated: November 9, 2010, 7:52 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- It took a few weeks of watching his Dallas Cowboys get completely dominated to snap Jerry Jones out of denial.

There's no way to spin it when a team has the highest payroll in the NFL and is tied for the fewest wins in the NFC. Three and a half seasons under enabling, excuse-making coach Wade Phillips made the Cowboys so soft they couldn't be competitive despite a roster loaded with rich, recent Pro Bowlers.

That's why Jones made a wise move Monday by reversing ...

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