No one will have been surprised that Wade Phillips has been sacked as coach of Dallas following the Cowboys humiliating defeat at Green Bay, the only surprise it that Jerry Jones too so long given they have had such a poo reason. Following this move Jason Garrett will take over as interim coach until the end of the season.
Although Phillips will be best remembered for this awful 1-7 start it shouldn’t be forgotten that he had a 35-23 record with Dallas and won two NFC East titles, and got the Cowboys’ their first playoff victory since 1996. That’s not too bad a record and leaves him at 83-65 overall as a head coach.
Its hard to put a finger on where it went wrong for Dallas this year as they have the talent however this could be the problem too many stars and no team ethos. Still with 8 games still to go they could yet salvage a little pride and although a Wild card looks way out of the question I don’t expect them to be picking first or second in next years draft.