Wade Phillips’s holiday calendar just got a lot more wide open. According to multiple sources on Twitter, Wade was fired today from his position as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys; a position he had held since the 2007 season. After winning the NFC East last year and being praised as favorites to repeat, the Cowboys only could win one of their first eight games, including their most recent drubbing against the Packers on national TV last night.
Jason Garrett, the Cowboys’ $3-million offensive coordinator who also interviewed for top jobs at St. Louis, , will take over head coaching duties. He has two brothers in the Cowboys organization according to Wikipedia; John is the team’s tight ends coach and Judd works in the front office.
It’s uncertain whether Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks he can make chicken salad out of the rest of the Cowboys season, but with two more nationally televised games on the horizon (Week 14 vs. Philly and then a Week 16 Christmas Day game at Arizona), there was enough potential for even more bad advertising for the team to require a change. I for one am just waiting for what will be, sadly, the last Wade and Jerry post on KSK. It’s funny when you don’t think of the overweight as real people.