Cowboys fire Wade Phillips & promote offensive coordinator Jason Garrett

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