Former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Sits In The Nosebleeds

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Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips (left) talks with Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett before the game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Garrett was always considered the heir apparent in Dallas. And Phillips’ offensive coordinator took over as interim head coach as soon as he was fired. Earlier this year, it was alleged by two former players that Garrett possibly sabotaged Phillips back in 2010 in order to take his job.

Regardless, the sad fact is Phillips now has some extra time on his hands as he’s currently unemployed. After coaching the Cowboys, Wade was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans. And Phillips did an excellent job as Houston’s first draft pick his first year was defensive end J.J. Watt. Last season, then Texan’s head coach Gary Kubiak suffered what appeared to be a stroke during halftime of a game in early November.

Phillips was asked to fill in until the head coach could return. Houston eventually fired Kubiak and made Wade the defensive coordinator/interim head coach for the rest of the season.  The 67-year old was then fired in January when the Texans hired new head coach Bill O’Brien. Phillips wasn’t even interviewed for the job. He took to twitter to vent his frustration.

Still, Phillips is an excellent defensive coordinator and should find work somewhere in the NFL soon. As a head coach, Wade has an amazing regular season record of 82-61. Unfortunately, his teams are 1-5 in the playoffs. The one playoff win? The Cowboys’ 34-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on January 9, 2010.

I’ll say it, even if Jerry Jones won’t. Welcome back, coach.