SportingNews has an article this week here naming the top-10 “hot-seat” coaches, and you’ll never guess who is Numero Uno.
There’s no doubt Wade Phillips has to win this year. But how much? Losing in the first round of the playoffs again won’t cut it, and such a development would surely mean he coached his last game in Dallas.
But what if he wins a playoff game? What if he loses the Super Bowl or loses the NFC Championship game? Will a playoff win secure his position for another year?
I say maybe. If the Dallas Cowboys reach the Super Bowl, it may be enough. Anything less will seriously put Phillips’ job in jeopardy.