Monday, November 8, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: Wade Phillips IS Done in Dallas; Garrett Interim Head Coach
UPDATE- Sources are saying wade Phillips is no longer head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. This report over at nbcspots confirmed the move. Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett is expected to be named interim head coach later today.
Per this report seen over at ESPN, Wade Phillips is not at the Dallas Cowboys facility. Phillips has been on the hot seat all season and after yesterday's 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers this may be the end of Phillips' tenure as the Cowboys head coach.
From watching the games it appears as though the Cowboys have lost focus and motivation. You can name a number of things that have gone wrong with Dallas' season so far and Phillips may not be the only problem, but someone has to take the fall and it more often than not is the head coach. The Cowboys have also gone from having one of the best defenses last season to one of the worst this year (Phillips makes all the defensive calls).
Phillips has been at the helm for the Cowboys since the 2007 season and has a record of 34-20 with the team, although Dallas only has a 1-3 playoff record with Phillips as the head coach. The team was expected to contend for a Super Bowl berth this season as the big game will be held at majestic Dallas Stadium.
If this is indeed the end for Phillips, best of luck to him and whoever ends up as the coach of this team in the future as their is always immense pressure leading such a high profile unit.