Wade Phillips sickened by 0-2 start

Updated: September 22, 2010, 12:14 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- When a football team has struggles, such is the case with the Dallas Cowboys and their 0-2 mark, it can have an impact on many people, especially the head coach.

Wade Phillips said he can't sleep, eat and he's not in a good mood these days.

"Everytime we lose it's frustrating," Phillips said. "Everywhere I've been, you don't like to lose. If you're not in it, you don't realize [it], but there's a sick feeling.

"You can't sleep at night. You're almost physically sick. You're sick to your stomach after the ballgame. I am right now."

Whether or not Phillips can fix things is uncertain.

The Cowboys visit the undefeated Houston Texans on Sunday, who escaped with an overtime victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 2.

Phillips, of course, is trying to avoid an 0-3 start because, if that happens, things will only get worse for his team.

"I'm obviously not real happy, snapping at people," Phillips said. "That's part of that feeling. But you have to come back from that. You have to analyze what you're doing, work at what you're doing. If it takes trying harder or doing harder, that's what I'm going to try to do."

Tim MacMahon covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.