Cowboys won't change starting lineups

IRVING, Texas -- The accountability at Valley Ranch hasn't reached the top half of the roster yet.

Wade Phillips said there wouldn't be any changes in the starting lineup Sunday. He said there could be some changes in playing time, but there will not be any starters demoted.

"There’s some people I’d like to demote, but they’re sitting in this room," Phillips wisecracked, referring to reporters.

So we're the folks causing problems for the Cowboys, huh?

"No. I'm causing the problems," Phillips said. "I'm the one that's responsible, and I'm going to get this team going better. I was trying to be facetious."

I'm trying to be serious when I suggest that running back Marion Barber and free safety Alan Ball ought to be benched.