I'm no fan of the Dallas Cowboys' owner, who, like the Steinbrenners, tries to buy championships. But I give him a lot of credit for sticking with Coach Wade Phillips. As a lifelong sports fan, I am fed up with the bloodthirsty mentality of media, fans and management that dictates heads must roll immediately (if not sooner) when things don't go your team's way.
It's childish, really.
And the blame game in the NFL is out of control. So is the hype machine.
The Cowboys just weren't that good. Neither were a lot of other teams. They had injuries. They had unrealistic expectations (Super Bowl or Bust! Will they go 16-0?) They failed.