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Dallas has gone 11 seasons without a postseason victory, much less its sixth Super Bowl title. The past two Januarys, Romo flubbed the hold on what would have been a short go-ahead field goal late at Seattle, and his fourth-down pass with 9 seconds left at home against the New York Giants was intercepted near the end zone.
Since the Cowboys were 12-1 and clinched the NFC's top playoff seed last December, they have gone 5-6.
Phillips -- his job seemingly secure, at least for this week -- plans to "analyze everything and look at the overall picture of what we need to do."
The coach wouldn't go into specifics about the expected changes, other than to say it would be more how players were used than lineup or personnel changes. Phillips likely will take over more of the play-calling from defensive coordinator Brian Stewart.
One thing that won't change is Phillips' easygoing way.
"I'm going to coach the way I coach, and I think they're going to respond," he said.
The problem is the players haven't responded so far.
While refusing to share his message to the team, Phillips insisted that the players know when he is upset.
"It's a situation where you are 4-3 with the types of guys in this locker room. There are questions that people want to have answered," Marcus Spears said. "We understand that."
Roy Williams, the newly acquired receiver and not the five-time Pro Bowl safety who is out for the season after re-fracturing his arm in his return to the lineup Sunday, is going through some unexpected deja vu after leaving the winless Lions.
"I was happy to be out of Detroit," said Williams, who was without a catch in his Cowboys debut. "I would have never thought this team would lose a game like that."
Neither did Jones, who expected much more from his investment than this.
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