Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart is basically just a guy on the sidelines now. Hashmarks is saying a source with the Cowboys says Mr. Fix It himself, Wade Phillips, will call the defensive plays from now on.
We broke that scoop here Monday. It’s not a surprise nor is it really newsworthy anymore. Phillips basically said this during his Monday news conference.
The Cowboys aren’t particularly horrible when it comes to defensive rankings. They are middle of the pack, but fourth in the league for sacks. Those sacks though usually come when the game has no meaning. Few of them have been what we would consider good sacks that have a positive effect on the outcome of the game for the Cowboys.
No matter what, this was a good move. Stewart should have never had this job, despite the 7th ranked defense last season.