Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wade in the water

The Cowboys selected Wade Phillips as the new head coach, replacing Bill Parcells. Phillips was the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers. He is the son of former Houston Oilers head coach Bum Phillips. He served as head coach of the Denver Broncos (1993-94), the Buffalo Bills (1998-2000) and was interim head coach for the Saints and the Falcons. His head coach record is 48-39-0.

Norv Turner was a leading candidate for the position, but Phillips name cropped up quickly after the Super Bowl. Neither Phillips nor Turner were considered premier candidates, leading to much speculation on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' motive for the hire. is an avowed rumor monger. This evening they reported anonymous reaction to the hire from around the league. They write ". . . many people in the league (who) can't stop laughing." According to one source "Dallas has relegated itself to the bottom of the NFC East for years to come, . . . ."

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Like Turner, Phillips is considered one of the better coordinators in the league. He replaced the legendary Marv Levy as coach of the Bills and went 21-11 in his first two seasons there. He has a nucleus of talent to work with in Dallas. One favorable point is Phillips penchant to coach the 3-4 defense. He is expected to continue Parcells' work perfecting that defensive scheme.

Funny JJ pix at The Redskin Report. Say, is he dancing in front of a Six Flags poster?

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