It's common for a head coach to be the voice of the team, such as Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick, and not allow their assistants to talk to the media. But it's uncommon for the head coach of a team to not be allowed to talk to the media.
Arriving at his hotel in Indy Thursday for this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine, Phillips wouldn't talk to the media.
“Can’t,” he said. “Against the rules.”Everything that Jones does undermines Phillips' authority and his ability to keep the team under control. It looks like the only thing that will be different for the 2009 Cowboys is that they will play in a different stadium.