Commentary: Wade Phillips Is On Thin Ice


Wade Phillips took one of the most-talented teams in 2008 and ran them into the ground with a 9-7 record, third in the NFC East and no playoffs. 

The result stumped football analysts across the country. How? It doesn’t matter.

Jerry Jones has vowed that Wade Phillips’ job is safe. But that was before the Denver Broncos fired Mike Shanahan, a 14-year veteran of the team who guided them to two Super Bowl wins, but it was more than a decade ago. Shanahan has struggled in Denver over the past decade and it was his time to move on…to Dallas.

The Houston Chronicle says Wade’s job is in jeopardy and it should be. 

Pro Football Talk reports, via ESPN, that Jerry Jones is interested in Shanahan. The marriage on paper sounds brilliant. Shanahan wanted Tony Romo five years ago and tried to sign him as a free agent. Shanahan battled for Terrell Owens when very few times wanted Terrell Owens. Shanahan was hired by the Broncos that resulted in the firing of Wade Phillips, an ironic twist on the situation in Dallas. 

Jerry Jones would be foolish not to try with Shanahan. Wade proved he can run a defense, so let him take over as defensive coordinator, a position the Cowboys will have to fill anyway with the inevitable firing of the current coordinator, Brian Stewart,  who lost his play calling duties midseason.

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