Dallas destroyed in Green Bay

At some point Jerry Jones will have to act. He seems more and more unlikely to sit back with patience and resolve and let this season play out with Wade Phillips as coach.

Right now the Cowboys are an abomination.

They have gone from Super Bowl contender to one of the league's worst teams, following Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Packers.

The Cowboys have lost five straight games for the first time since the last four games of 2002 and the first game of 2003. At 1-7, they are off to their worst start since they went 1-15 in 1989.

And the road doesn't get any easier with a trip to face the division-leading Giants this week.

The team is not getting any better. They are not responding to Phillips. Something must be done.

Jones acknowledged that he is considering everything, short of a change at general manager where he continues to hold that title with no accountability and little results.

"I'm not talking about that right now," Jones responded when asked if Phillips will be fired.

Asked how concerned he is about the team not being competitive: "I'm concerned. I can't put my finger on it, because I don't have enough fingers. There are a lot of people here that are going to suffer consequences, and I'm talking about within the team — players, coaches that have careers. This is a setback. I've got a lot of work to do. I've got a lot of decisions to make. It's not just one, two, three, four. I think everybody in this country would agree we have a lot of decisions to make."

Phillips refused to discuss his future as well after the game, saying he is not talking about any discussions he may have had with Jones. But he said he is not quitting.

"You can't quit," Phillips said. "You can't cry about everything. You have to go forward. You've got to keep working."

The problem is the players have resolved it within themselves that they are a team without hope.

They have been non-competitive the past two weeks and now they head to New York to play the first-place Giants.

"The Packers whipped us about every way you can whip somebody," Phillips said. "We didn't play well at all. It caved in on us and we didn't respond."

Receiver Roy Williams has been the lone voice in the locker room who kept the positive spin going the past two weeks. He predicted the Cowboys would win nine straight and have a historic comeback season.

Even he was beaten down to the fact that the Cowboys are what they are.

"We are a 1-7 ballclub," Williams said. "That is who we are. There is no getting around that. There is no saying we are better. All we can do is keep playing."

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