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What Wade Phillips said ... What Wade Phillips could have said

What Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips had to say after the Cowboys' 35-14 loss to the New York Giants, plus what he could have said:

On falling behind early:

What Wade said: “We came in here and wanted to play well, then they scored on the first drive, then they get a turnover and scored on the second drive, so we’re playing from behind.”

What Wade could have said: “Then we wanted to play well to start the second half, and they get a turnover and scored off our first drive and we're playing from even further behind.”




On having to play catch-up early:

What Wade said: “When you have your backup quarterbacks in there, it’s not a good position.”

What Wade could have said: “Actually, even with your starting quarterback in there, it's not a good position.”




On the quarterbacks' struggles:

What Wade said: “We didn’t protect the quarterback, no matter which one, well enough.”

What Wade could have said: “I'm surprised we don't have three quarterbacks with broken pinkies.”




On having a bye week this week:

What Wade said: “We’ve got two weeks to get ready, start to play the rest of our schedule.”

What Wade could have said: “But remember that Rome was not built during an off week.”




On what happens next:

What Wade said: “We’re going to look at the things we need to do and try to do them better.”

What Wade could have said: “It's a good thing we have those two weeks to get ready.”




On what difference the return of Tony Romo would make:

What Wade said: “Well, we’ll score more points, and I think we’ll move the ball better.”

What Wade could have said: “How could we not?”

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