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noa
02-08-2007, 12:20 AM
Looks like the Chargers are going to lose another coordinator.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=2758164&type=story

Sources: Cowboys to name Phillips new head coach


Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells ... Cowboys fans have been waiting for the next big name to lead a storied franchise. They might be surprised by the answer.

League and Cowboys sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Chargers defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be named Dallas' head coach. Phillips traveled from San Diego to Dallas on Wednesday night after being told that he was their choice to replace the now-retired Parcells.

While contract details must still be worked out and a contract signed, a formal team announcement for Phillips could come as early as Thursday.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had reportedly been torn between hiring a defensive- or offensive-minded coach. Choosing Phillips answers that question and addresses issues with Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. The Cowboys have been running a 3-4 defense while Rivera is the architect of Chicago's successful 4-3 scheme. Phillips has had great success with the 3-4 defense throughout his career and helped the Chargers to a 14-2 regular-season record in 2006.

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner was widely regarded as the front-runner for the Cowboys job. The hiring of former Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett might have doomed his candidacy. Garrett's role has not been formally defined, but he will likely be named the team's offensive coordinator.

Phillips spent much of Tuesday contacting coaches he wants to hire as assistants if he gets the Dallas job, sources told ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.

"It would be an overstatement to say he's putting together a staff," one source said. "But he was just touching base with his guys, updating them as to where he thinks things stand, and trying to hold [potential staffers] together. He is still in the hunt."

On Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach Jim Caldwell became the 10th candidate to interview for a vacancy created when Parcells opted to retire on Jan. 21. Phillips interviewed for the job on Jan. 26.

Caldwell met with Jones and his son Stephen for more than six hours Wednesday and said he expected a decision to be made in "short order."

"I had a great time," Caldwell said of his interview for the Cowboys' head coaching vacancy. "I learned a lot about the organization."

In head coaching stints with Denver (1993-94) and Buffalo (1998-2000), Phillips compiled a 45-38 record, including the playoffs, and led his teams to three wild-card berths. He also served stints as interim head coach at New Orleans in 1985 and Atlanta in 2003.

Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

Guru
02-08-2007, 12:23 AM
LMAO

Jenson71
02-08-2007, 12:25 AM
recycle recycle

el borracho
02-08-2007, 12:27 AM
Whoa! Both coordinators gone in one offseason? BuckinKaeding will not be happy. I wonder who else the Chargers will lose.

Guru
02-08-2007, 12:28 AM
Whoa! Both coordinators gone in one offseason? BuckinKaeding will not be happy. I wonder who else the Chargers will lose.
Well, not Marty.

Direckshun
02-08-2007, 12:29 AM
I think that's an excellent choice.

Expect the Cowboys to be a top flight defensive squad in the next two years.

SPchief
02-08-2007, 12:32 AM
Well now we get to really see what marty can do in the playoffs. LMAO

el borracho
02-08-2007, 12:35 AM
In reality, I would think the coordinator jobs for the Chargers would be very appealing to some big name coaches right now. The talent is there and Marty is likely gone after one more year which means the coordinators have a good shot at moving up to head coach after one year.

Halfcan
02-08-2007, 12:35 AM
I think that's an excellent choice.

Expect the Cowboys to be a top flight defensive squad in the next two years.

Its not like they sucked last year.

Guru
02-08-2007, 12:36 AM
In reality, I would think the coordinator jobs for the Chargers would be very appealing to some big name coaches right now. The talent is there and Marty is likely gone after one more year which means the coordinators have a good shot at moving up to head coach after one year.
Jimmy Raye

Halfcan
02-08-2007, 12:38 AM
In reality, I would think the coordinator jobs for the Chargers would be very appealing to some big name coaches right now. The talent is there and Marty is likely gone after one more year which means the coordinators have a good shot at moving up to head coach after one year.

When you talk about Big names- Halfcan has 7 letters. I have been contacted by the Chargers to go out there and help them not suck so bad. But I told Marty to F#CK OFF!! I am a Chiefs fan and we are going to kick your asses this year. Then I hung up.

SPchief
02-08-2007, 12:38 AM
Jimmy Raye


We could only hope

el borracho
02-08-2007, 12:42 AM
Jimmy Raye
Oh, he would be a great choice for the Chargers... if you are a Chiefs' fan.

Guru
02-08-2007, 12:46 AM
Oh, he would be a great choice for the Chargers... if you are a Chiefs' fan.
Wonder if Jimmy RAye could outcoach Herm.

picasso
02-08-2007, 12:47 AM
Like I said Chargers are going to suck next year. Every team in this league has talent, it's leadership they will lack. Marty will do his job to overcompensate as usual and lose moral of the team.

Buck
02-08-2007, 12:48 AM
:shake:

FDS
02-08-2007, 12:51 AM
You would think Cameron and Phillips would want to steal an ast. coach or two.

PBJ FirsDownSamie PBJ

FDS
02-08-2007, 12:52 AM
Manusky flew the coup to.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

Bill Parcells
02-08-2007, 12:54 AM
You would think Cameron and Phillips would want to steal an ast. coach or two.

PBJ FirsDownSamie PBJ
This opens the door for Paul Hackett to reunite with Marty.


PBJ Vos PBJ

Guru
02-08-2007, 12:55 AM
This opens the door for Paul Hackett to reunite with Marty.


PBJ Vos PBJ
Ouch. That's gotta hurt.

FDS
02-08-2007, 12:56 AM
Marty always has an unemployed relative or two.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

SPchief
02-08-2007, 01:02 AM
Marty always has an unemployed relative or two.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

LMAO


Mark it down, this is the very first time I've laughed at a FDS post.

KCFalcon59
02-08-2007, 07:59 AM
I think Dallas made a big mistake.

nychief
02-08-2007, 08:15 AM
where is Paul Hackett these days?

Woodrow Call
02-08-2007, 08:18 AM
where is Paul Hackett these days?

Last I heard QB coach in TB.

StcChief
02-08-2007, 08:19 AM
Chargers bandwagon is emptying.

FAX
02-08-2007, 08:22 AM
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

FAX

boogblaster
02-08-2007, 08:23 AM
F Bolts F Wade F Boys F everything

noa
02-08-2007, 09:52 AM
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

FAX

I think its good for us. San Diego still has great personnel, but I don't really know of any good D coordinators available for them to pick up, so they might have to hire someone who has never done the job before.

Ultra Peanut
02-08-2007, 10:03 AM
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Bad for SD, bad for Dallas.

scott free
02-08-2007, 02:34 PM
It just keeps getting better in Eggo, this is great news. Cameron, this & then add in the fact that Michael Turner almost certainly wont be back.

Thats 3 solid strikes before an 07 down is played.

High Five.

the Talking Can
02-08-2007, 02:59 PM
did the Franchise seriously intend to keep Marty and lose both coordinators?

i doubt it...sounds like something backfired

Bwana
02-08-2007, 03:01 PM
"Little Bum" as the Plowboys new coach?.........perfect.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-08-2007, 03:08 PM
Proof that Jerry Jones really does think it's all about him.

milkman
02-08-2007, 07:59 PM
In reality, I would think the coordinator jobs for the Chargers would be very appealing to some big name coaches right now. The talent is there and Marty is likely gone after one more year which means the coordinators have a good shot at moving up to head coach after one year.

I'm pretty sure that Marty has already promoted an OC from within, and there's talk that some guy named Wayne Nunelly(?) is being looked at for DC.

Hoover
02-08-2007, 10:42 PM
I think Dallas has similar talent on D as SD did, so the move makes a ton of sense. I just think the offense and Romo is going to struggle

FAX
02-08-2007, 10:47 PM
I think its good for us. San Diego still has great personnel, but I don't really know of any good D coordinators available for them to pick up, so they might have to hire someone who has never done the job before.

OK. Thanks, Mr. noa949. I'm for this, then.

FAX

Ebolapox
02-09-2007, 09:05 AM
Jimmy Raye

who wants to know?

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FringeNC
02-09-2007, 09:28 AM
Phillips is underrated. He's a really good D coordinator, and was not nearly as bad a head coach as many think. San Diego losing both of their coordinators will hurt down the line, but the current players know the system, so I don't look for a drastic dropoff this year...plus I think Marty has learned his lesson and won't try to Herminate his offense.

Coogs
02-09-2007, 09:39 AM
I think its good for us. San Diego still has great personnel, but I don't really know of any good D coordinators available for them to pick up, so they might have to hire someone who has never done the job before.

Maybe Marty will hire Gun to work for him again... and then when Marty leaves next season, Gun could take over. :hmmm:

Deberg_1990
02-09-2007, 09:41 AM
Phillips is underrated.

I dont think so..hes rated about right.

Hes pretty mediocre as a HC. Ask Denver or Bills fans how they feel about him. Some guys should just remain coordinators (Norv Turner)

Cochise
02-09-2007, 09:42 AM
bwahahahahahahaahahhaaaa


I hope you enjoyed your fleeting success, Eggo fans (both of 'ya)

FringeNC
02-09-2007, 09:52 AM
I dont think so..hes rated about right.

Hes pretty mediocre as a HC. Ask Denver or Bills fans how they feel about him. Some guys should just remain coordinators (Norv Turner)

45-38 career record is pretty good. Not saying that he is a great coach or anything, but he's no Rich Kotite either.

Deberg_1990
02-09-2007, 09:58 AM
45-38 career record is pretty good. Not saying that he is a great coach or anything, but he's no Rich Kotite either.

True, i was just trying to say hes not overrated or underrated.

Cowpoke fans really shouldnt expect anything more than what they got with Parcells.....i know i wouldnt be that excited...

PastorMikH
02-09-2007, 02:44 PM
It wouldn't surprise me to see him only last a year, it would surprise me to see Wade Phillips in Dallas longer than 2 years.

Buck
02-09-2007, 02:46 PM
bwahahahahahahaahahhaaaa


I hope you enjoyed your fleeting success, Eggo fans (both of 'ya)

HAHA FUNNY, Congrats on 25K posts.

Cochise
02-09-2007, 03:01 PM
HAHA FUNNY, Congrats on 25K posts.

Oh, crap, thanks. I didn't even notice I had rolled over. I meant to go on a hiatus for the offseason and leave it on 25k.