IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Brian Stewart on Friday after two seasons, their first big coaching move after they limped to the finish line and again missed the playoffs.
Though Stewart had the title of defensive coordinator with the Cowboys, his responsibilities were unclear. Phillips, a former defensive coordinator, sometimes took over play-calling duties and other times left it unclear who was making the defensive decisions.
"Look, can y'all not understand statements?" Jones said. "The coaching staff is in place. The coaching staff is in place. The building is here. You want to ask the question, what if it blows down?"
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