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Wade Phillips hasn't been fired yet

Posted on: November 2, 2010 8:54 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A couple of different stories in today’s Dallas Morning News deal with Cowboys coach Wade Phillips and what will/could happen to his job.

In the first article, David Moore talked to some of the players who would be affected if Dallas owner Jerry Jones fires Phillips in the middle of this season (it seems like it could happen any day now, doesn't it?).

"It wouldn't do us good at all, not even a little bit," cornerback Terence Newman said. "I think everybody definitely respects Wade. He gets his point across. I don't think trying to change coaches will do us any good, especially when he's not out on the field. We are. We're just not getting it done. I can't put that on him. I put that on us."

Some of what Newman said is a little surprising if it’s true. Phillips doesn’t come off as a coach that’s universally respected in the locker room, though Newman said he does get that respect. He also doesn’t come off as garnering much respect by the front office. But he seems likeable, so he’s got that going for him.

"I just hate it for Wade because his job is so hard now," linebacker Bradie James said. "One thing I can truly say is he's been positive and consistent as far as how he approaches the team meetings with us all together.”

In the second story, Todd Archer explains that making somebody the interim head coach doesn’t always solve a team’s problem. Don Coryell in San Diego in 1978 made it work. So did Bruce Coslet temporarily in Cincinnati in 1986.

But in the past two years, four interim coaches have been hired. Only two, Oakland’s Tom Cable and San Francisco’s Mike Singletary remain with the team that made him an interim, and this very well could be the final season for Singletary.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:40 pm

Wade Phillips hasn't been fired yet

All of us thought of as it actually was entirely possible that actually being some sort of unexciting flat put up, it possibly hoping most likely basically paid for to achieve time.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 7:52 pm

Wade Phillips hasn't been fired yet

I personally thought of as entirely gonna be just a few lackluster dull fill in, however, it surely in a nut-shell payed for my time.

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 8:30 pm

Wade Phillips hasn't been fired yet

wade is a good man he treats the players like men he doesnt put them down in front of the media and they still down respond really i dont know whats wrong jacksonville is not a good team yet they enbrassed dallas if they stink it up against green bay im lost for words someone help me

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 8:25 pm

Wade Phillips hasn't been fired yet

nothing will change in dallas until jerry takes a step back and lets real fottbalaal men take over-

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