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Old 09-22-2010, 04:24 PM  
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NFL Rumor: Wade Phillips fired by Monday if the Cowgirls lose.

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.

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Old 09-22-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #3
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Um...what ever happened to that Jason Garrett guy?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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Um...what ever happened to that Jason Garrett guy?
He's pullin down Head Coach dollars to call plays.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:33 PM   #5
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:41 PM   #10
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I don't understand why someone would hire Wade Phillips and then act surprised when he fails.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #11
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He should have been fired after this stupid play.

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Old 09-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #12
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:43 PM   #13
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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?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:44 PM   #14
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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.
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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...
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