IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have fired coach Wade
Phillips and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take
his place, according to media reports.
Team owner-general manager Jerry Jones reportedly decided enough
was enough Monday, following a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers
the night before. It was the Cowboys' fifth straight loss, dropping
them to 1-7.
This is their worst season since 1989 and among the worst in
franchise history by record alone. Realistically, it's the low
point considering Dallas was coming off a division title and a
playoff win, and was expected to contend for the Super Bowl that'll
be held at Cowboys Stadium.
Phillips' departure takes another dubious spot in club history:
the first in-season coaching change.
The first game under Garrett will be at the New York Giants on