3 things to digest before the Dallas Cowboys host Los Angeles Rams

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1. The revenge of Wade Phillips

Do you really think defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is going to be nice to his former team? Phillips served as the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007 to 2010.

Garrett, who was on Phillips’ staff, took over when the Cowboys fired Phillips. In fact, there was some “he said, she said” that Garrett aided in Phillips’ firing.

Now, Phillips returns to Big D with some serious muscle. He can taste the blood in the water, and like all brilliant coaches, will seek to attack. The Cowboys must come prepared. Just like the 2018 divisional round in the playoffs, where the Rams halted Dallas’ running game, Phillips will exercise his genius.

Forget the Dallas Cowboys versus Rams headline. The real heavyweight fight (read: dispute) is between Garrett and Phillips.

Garrett is close to getting the boot in Big D. Wade Phillips would like nothing more than to help Jerry Jones one more time, especially on Big D soil.

The Rams defense loves Phillips. I’d expect his players to come out sharp and hungry. These guys won’t let Phillips down, trust me.