According to ESPN radio, Jerry Jones is in a meeting with Wade Phillips. Per Chris Mortenson and Ed Werder, Phillips will be fired and Jason Garrett will assume to the title of interim head coach.
The Cowboys have looked horrendous in their last two outing against Jacksonville and Green Bay. The Cowboys lost both games by a combined score of 80 to 24. Phillips record in his previous three seasons with the Cowboys is 33-15 with a 1-2 record in the playoffs. At the end of the 2009 season, Phillips option for the 2010 season was accepted by the Cowboys and he was given a one year extension for the 2011 season.
This will not come as a shock to many considering the poor play on the field, the lack of effort demonstrated by the defense (Phillips specialty), and Phillips’s statements indicating that they were beat by similar plays the week prior. Essentially he indicted his defense as tuning him out.
With the Cowboys turning to Jason Garrett as head coach, it is questionable that the players will have success with a new figure head leading the team. While it has not been determined, I expect Paul Pasqualoni or Dave Campo to assume play calling duties for the defense.
It is likely this will be Phillips last opportunity as a head coach given his age and his lack of playoff success. At least he will have a Jerry Jones supplied golden parachute to ease his fall (approximately 3.5 million dollars). Fair thee well Wade, you deserved better.