Cowboys owner: Phillips not in danger

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after Sunday's loss to the Rams that coach Wade Phillips' job is not in danger.

The Cowboys (4-3) lost for the third time in four games after a week of turmoil, with cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones suspended and quarterback Tony Romo (broken pinkie) deciding he wasn't ready to play after going through pregame warmups. Jones said it was a good time to assess the state of the franchise, but not to make sweeping changes.

"It's pretty obvious that we need to sit down and look at everything we're doing," Jones said. "That's not to be in any way interpreted as a change of any coaching or dramatic change.

"It really isn't about making a lot of changes people-wise, as much as it's about the change within the people."

Phillips led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record last season. He said the only positive is the Cowboys have nine games to go.

"I'm angry, disappointed and embarrassed," Phillips said. "We shouldn't get beat like that. We didn't want to get beat at all, but we shouldn't get beat like that, for sure."

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