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PunkinDrublic
09-22-2010, 05:24 PM
Update at 2pm EST – Rumour – Cowboys on the verge of firing Wade Phillips Written by Kevin Lee
on September 22, 2010



UPDATE – 2pm EST – Jon Gruden has a clause in his MNF contract that won’t allow him to leave his analyst position to take the Cowboys HC position if Phillips was fired. As well, Tony Dungee has gone on record as saying he won’t coach this year.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows the NFL that Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is on a short leash. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has gone on the record saying that the 0-2 start is “quite a setback” for the organization.

Word now comes from two great sources close to the organization that Jones is gauging interest from a few former NFL head coaches currently working on TV networks. CBS in-studio analyst Bill Cowher is Jones number one choice to replace Phillips. His second choice is NFL Network/Fox analyst Brian Billick. Both Cowher and Billick have Super Bowl rings, something Jones really wants to have when it comes to who will be leading his struggling team.

Many feel the players have tuned out Phillips and last Friday was a clear example of how this situation continues to snowball. Phillips got into details on Monday about Friday’s practice. “Do I think it could be better? Sure,” Phillips said. “Do I think we had a bad practice Friday? Yes, we told them that in the meeting. We went back over it and said, ‘Hey, we didn’t practice well enough.’” How does the same thing occur that has happened over the past two years under Phillips watch? Enough is enough and now is the time for Jones to pull the plug on him. It’s plain to see that the team has no identity and have tuned out Phillips.

I am told that if the Cowboys lose to the Houston Texans on Sunday that Jones won’t hesitate in firing Phillips. Two other possible candidates that have surfaced are Marty Schottenheimer and Steve Mariucci. Schottenheimer who last patrolled the sidelines for San Diego back in 2006-07, was fired by the Chargers in February of 2007. His 5-13 playoff record is definitely not appealing. While Mariucci has a 3-4 playoff record, he hasn’t coached since the 2005 season after a three year stint in Detroit.

Regardless, of what happens in Houston this Sunday, Jones needs to fire Phillips if he hopes to have his team in the playoffs come January. I for one truly believe one of the 4 names I have mentioned will be wearing that Star on their hat come early next week.

More to come as the week unfolds. I can be contacted at kevinlee@prosportsblogging.com anytime.

Kevin

Marcellus
09-22-2010, 05:26 PM
2 years too late.

Buck
09-22-2010, 05:29 PM
Um...what ever happened to that Jason Garrett guy?

Kyle DeLexus
09-22-2010, 05:31 PM
Um...what ever happened to that Jason Garrett guy?

He's pullin down Head Coach dollars to call plays.

Gonzo
09-22-2010, 05:33 PM
I just heard Cowher was looking for a house in Irving.
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Mr. Laz
09-22-2010, 05:33 PM
it's gotta make any Head Coach's job harder to have a owner undercutting them all the time.

Washington
Dallas
Faiders

Spott
09-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Cowher would never coach for a complete egocentric asshole like Jerry Jones. I could see Mariucci going there and I'd laugh my ass off if Marty went there, even though I don't think he would coach for Jones.

KurtCobain
09-22-2010, 05:36 PM
Cowher could take those players places.

PunkinDrublic
09-22-2010, 05:36 PM
This isn't just some random gossip site rumor mongering. I was listening to the local sports talk radio at lunch. It's widely believed that Wades coaching days are numbered and Jerry might pull the trigger after this weekend.

Rain Man
09-22-2010, 05:41 PM
I don't understand why someone would hire Wade Phillips and then act surprised when he fails.

sd4chiefs
09-22-2010, 05:42 PM
He should have been fired after this stupid play.

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Donger
09-22-2010, 05:42 PM
I don't understand why someone would hire Wade Phillips and then act surprised when he fails.

Think Obama.

Hug it Out Dan
09-22-2010, 05:43 PM
Garrett would take over then as much as Jerry Jones paid him to keep him around.

He was already the asst HC. Garrett is paid more than some head coaches isn't he?

kstater
09-22-2010, 05:44 PM
A. Still don't know why they didn't fire him after last year.

B. Marty is dead to me if he goes to Dallas. I could stomach SD, but not Dallas.

Mile High Mania
09-22-2010, 05:45 PM
There's no doubt in my mind that WHEN the Cowboys lose to Houston, Wade is fired.

But, "Dead head Red" as some refer to Jason G should be gone as well. Jason and Wade make nearly the same $ and JG was hired on as the OC prior to them hiring Wade, it was failed from the start. Jason runs the offense and it flat out sucks right now...

Pioli Zombie
09-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Doug Flutie takes the Bills to the playoffs 2 years in a row and on the eve of the playoff game that moron decides to put in Rob Johnson. Brilliant. Pure talent took the Cowboys as far as they've gotten. Phillips is a retarded version of his retarded father.

Fish
09-22-2010, 05:48 PM
This isn't just some random gossip site rumor mongering. I was listening to the local sports talk radio at lunch. It's widely believed that Wades coaching days are numbered and Jerry might pull the trigger after this weekend.

Meh... rumors are as useful as opinions... and sports talk radio isn't much better....

Dicky McElephant
09-22-2010, 05:50 PM
There's no doubt in my mind that WHEN the Cowboys lose to Houston, Wade is fired.

But, "Dead head Red" as some refer to Jason G should be gone as well. Jason and Wade make nearly the same $ and JG was hired on as the OC prior to them hiring Wade, it was failed from the start. Jason runs the offense and it flat out sucks right now...

This.

CaliforniaChief
09-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Jimmy Johnson grab your torch.

Rain Man
09-22-2010, 05:52 PM
I hope Jerry doesn't recruit Norv from San Diego. If he likes Wade, you know he likes Norv.

PunkinDrublic
09-22-2010, 05:53 PM
Meh... rumors are as useful as opinions... and sports talk radio isn't much better....

Yeah but the Super Bowl is in Dallas this year and Jerry Jones will be humiliated if the Cowgirls don't make it. That is why I think Wade is gone if they lose to Houston.

DaKCMan AP
09-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Jon Gruden has a clause in his MNF contract that won’t allow him to leave his analyst position to take the Cowboys HC position if Phillips was fired.

That's what lawyers are for.

Cowher > Gruden >> Billick

Hug it Out Dan
09-22-2010, 05:55 PM
A. Still don't know why they didn't fire him after last year.

B. Marty is dead to me if he goes to Dallas. I could stomach SD, but not Dallas.

Marty won't coach again.

Hug it Out Dan
09-22-2010, 05:56 PM
I hope Jerry doesn't recruit Norv from San Diego. If he likes Wade, you know he likes Norv.

Jerry's already pissed off this Cowboys team started off slow.

think what Norv turner would do to that team.

Fish
09-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Yeah but the Super Bowl is in Dallas this year and Jerry Jones will be humiliated if the Cowgirls don't make it. That is why I think Wade is gone if they lose to Houston.

JJ is likely smart enough to realize that firing your head coach after the third game of the season isn't the best way to ensure a Superbowl appearance that year.... if that would be his motivation for a firing, then he'd instantly overtake Al Davis...

Phillips deserves to be fired, but I can't see this as being the time, or the reasoning for it...

Rain Man
09-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Marty won't coach again.


I thought Marty was on record at some point hinting that he'd come back to the Chiefs. I don't have a link for it, but I thought I read it here at some point.

MahiMike
09-22-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm callin' bullshit. Too many misspellings in this article.

ClevelandBronco
09-22-2010, 06:52 PM
I am told that if the Cowboys lose to the Houston Texans on Sunday that Jones won’t hesitate in firing Phillips. Two other possible candidates that have surfaced are Marty Schottenheimer and Steve Mariucci.

I hope it isn't Marty. I'm tired of seeing him coach teams I dislike. I have the same problem with Wade. I want him to win, but I want the team to lose.

PunkinDrublic
09-22-2010, 07:03 PM
I hope it isn't Marty. I'm tired of seeing him coach teams I dislike. I have the same problem with Wade. I want him to win, but I want the team to lose.

Wade is the textbook definition of a coaching retread. He is a decent defensive coordinator at best. He is the beneficiary of the good ol boys network.

bevischief
09-22-2010, 07:10 PM
Haley is looking at houses in Dallas...

Jim Jones
09-22-2010, 07:54 PM
Dallas will probably hire a really good coach after they can Wade, but I take solace in knowing that after that guy gets fed up with Jerry Jones and leaves, they'll turn to someone like Norval.

Spott
09-22-2010, 07:57 PM
Lane Kiffin will be the coach next year after he leads USC to a 5th place finish in the Pac 10.

LaChapelle
09-22-2010, 07:58 PM
The JJ clone is only 90% complete
and the brain is still on the mouse's back

ClevelandBronco
09-22-2010, 08:34 PM
Wade is the textbook definition of a coaching retread. He is a decent defensive coordinator at best. He is the beneficiary of the good ol boys network.

That's actually why I like him. It's entirely personal and arm's length at that. His old man was one of the good ol' boys in my stepfather's network in the days.

You're right. He's a coordinator.

teedubya
09-22-2010, 08:45 PM
He should have been fired after this stupid play.

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That was such a Tasharded play.

Deberg_1990
09-22-2010, 08:52 PM
The Cowboys are completely dysfunctional.

Jones hired Garret as OC before he hired a HC. Who does that????

Phillips is nothing more than a figurehead.

OnTheWarpath58
09-22-2010, 09:02 PM
Isn't this like the 5th time in a few years that Wade was supposedly getting fired?

Pioli Zombie
09-22-2010, 09:34 PM
I hear that Romo likes Wade. And i'm told that Phillips has already hired a Realtor in Overland Park and knows the Pastor at First Family Church.
AND I'm also told that part of the deal if he comes here is that he wants Romo to come here with him. Who told me all this? Bishop Eddie Long as he was sucking my cock.

notorious
09-22-2010, 09:41 PM
Wade Phillips couldn't win with John Elway.




That is all anyone needs to know about his head coaching ability.