Skip to comments.Reports: Wade Phillips New Cowboys Coach
Posted on 02/08/2007 3:46:01 AM PST by Perdogg
This morning, there are reports Wade Phillips will head back to Valley Ranch to complete contract details and become the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
Other media report Phillips flew to Dallas late Wednesday night. A formal announcement is expected as early as today.
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YEA!!!! Bum will be proud. Or mad. One or the other, lol. Way to go, Wade!
Hope he does well.
Who is this guy? What team did he come from?
"Who is this guy? What team did he come from?"
DC from SD.
Should I dawn the mourning jersey now?
I think he was once the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Could be worse: could be Norv Turner.
What about their D coordinator? Will Rivera jump ship? If so Dallas just might be pretty good, you know, 9-7.
Wade Phillips (born June 21, 1947 in Orange, Texas) is the current head coach for the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys. He is also a former head coach of the Denver Broncos, where his record was 16-16, and the Buffalo Bills, where he was 29-19 and led the Bills to the playoffs in 2 out of 3 seasons. His winning percentage as a head coach is 56.25. He is considered one of the great defensive minds in football, and served as defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers from 2004-2006. Wade is the son of former NFL coach Bum Phillips.
Phillips' most successful coaching stop was at Buffalo. He always kept the team competitive and in the playoff hunt. A stunning loss to the Titans in the 1999 playoffs haunted Phillips for the rest of his time at Buffalo and the team never fully recovered. In this same season he caused a controversy when he inserted Rob Johnson as starting quarterback, despite the fact that Doug Flutie had led the team to the playoffs. His recent success as the Chargers' defensive coordinator and his desire to be a head coach again prompted some rumors that he might get his wish, and it was announced on February 7, 2007 that Phillips would be named the seventh head coach in Cowboys history, replacing the retired Bill Parcells.
He also has the dubious distinction of having been replaced by a father and a son from two head coaching positions by Jim Mora I from the New Orleans Saints and by Jim Mora II from the Atlanta Falcons.
"His winning percentage as a head coach is 56.25."
Yep, 9-7 sounds about right.
I want Landry back. He had class.
I am not overcome with excitement about this. He seems to be too soft to handle TO. Hopefully he only has a 2 year contract and there will be some better options out there in the next year or two.
Norv Turner would've been better. The only reason he didn't get the job is that he told Jones his coaching appointments were BS. And he's right--the head coach should be allowed to get his own guys in there.
So do I, Landry was The Man.
Underwhelming and dumb move, unless:
1) He's a placeholder so that they can go after Lovie Smith in a year (Phillips has been a half-year interim head coach before at New Orleans and Atlanta)
2) They view Jason Garrett as a true phenom and Phillip is there for a few years to groom Garrett for the HC position
As a Cowgirl hater, I love this hire!
So Marty has lost both his coordinators. The pressure is really going to be on him next year.
They won't be quite that good.
Norv Turner would've been better.
My respect for Norv just went up.
Landry was definitely The Man. But I love Bum, Wade's dad, in a totally different way (the exact opposite personality).
What, and Wade Phillips is a great candidate? The guy's the defensive version of Turner, except Turner's playbook is better. And Turner, despite sucking as a head coach, still had the guts to tell Jerry Jones to not dictate his coaching staff to him. Phillips didn't, therefore Phillips gets hired.
Wade Phillips is not the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Jones is. That makes two jobs, head coach and owner, that Jerry Jones sucks at.
Wade Phillips is a career interim head coach. He's keeping the seat warm for next year. I see Sith Apprentice Jerry going after Cowher in 2008.
Not that Cowher would take the job... Talk about culture shock - from the Rooneys to the Joneses.
Man, the Cowboy haters have come out of the woodwork today, it's like turning the light on and watching the roaches scatter!
Now for my two cents; This is a good hire for two reasons, first reason being the Cowboys defense was terrible last season. They couldn't get to the QB, and they couldn't defend the deep ball. The Cowboys lost 3 games due to the defense collapsing, New Orleans, Washington, and Detriot. Granted the Tuna's play calling was just as bad the entire season, but this defense was supposed to be the second comming of the old "Doomsday" defense. The second reason is Phillips is a damn good 3-4 guy, and the Cowboys have a strong 3-4 foundation(one of the few good things from the Tuna era)that he can turn into the same type of dominating unit he had in San Diego.
So hate all you want boys, I am gonna sit back, relax, and watch my Cowboys win more Super Bowls!!!!
A second middle-finger from Cowher to Jones will be when Cowher entertains a huge deal from Dan Snyder, which will only grow bigger when the Panthers, who are just down the road from Cowher's new house, fire John Fox.
What a joke....he couldn't do anything with the Broncos, he couldn't do anything with any other team so what makes any one think he could do anything with the loosing cowboys????
Guess you could say 'birds of a feather' huh?
"Wade Phillips is now going to distribute steroids to the Cowboys' D?"
Yeah, Like Wade was taking weekend trips to Tijuana, buying up tons of steriods and handing them out in the training room. Get a grip dude. The hate will just eat you up from the inside out.
Sorry, buddy, but I don't hate the Cowboys. In fact, I don't care about them beyond finding humor in how the team keeps spinning its wheels each year. Every year they do just enough to make people think they're going to be big next year, and they do nothing. (And, no, I'm not a fan of a team in your division.)
The point is, you claimed it was Wade Phillips who made the Chargers' defense "dominant" this year. Wade Phillips did no such thing. The magic scrotum-shrinking drugs did that, and now Shawne Merriman can't take the things again because he's under scrutiny. Expect him to suck next year, and no, it won't be because Wade Phillips has left.
You're deluding yourself if you think Jones hired Phillips to make the team better. Jones hired Phillips because Phillips won't question True Head Coach Jones' decisions. Like, say, hiring Jason Garrett. Or trying to hire Ron Rivera.
And his expression hasn't changed in years.
He did pretty well with the offense in San Diego.
It's somewhat ironic.
All these people who pretend to show reverence for Tom Landry, never had a kind word for him or liked him when he was alive coaching the Cowboys.
Landry almost cost Dallas the championship in 1971-1972 because he would not make a decision whether to start Craig Morton or Roger Staubach. The members of the defense voted that Leeroy Jordan go to Landry to tell him he had to make up his mind.
I am stunned that after all of the rude things the Dallas haters said about, he's some how a role model.
What you call "mediocrity" is what the NFC calls "playoff calibar".
It is ironic that the Cowboys haven't played a Superbowl since Jerry got mad and fired Barry Switzer, who just happened to win 2 Superbowls for the Cowboys.
It may be unfair but the last mental image I have of Tom Landry is of him shouting "NO, DANNY, NO!" as Dexter Manley is pounding Danny White into the turf at RFK Stadium.
I never said anything bad about him. He invented the 4-3 defense, and acted with class and style. Was he the perfect coach? No. Has anybody ever been the perfect coach? No. Was Landry a respectable humanbeing an imperfect coach? Yes. Does that make his legacy too good for the modern era of the Dallas Cowboys? Hell yes.
Barry won 1. Jimmy won 2.
Total BS, but BS is typical from the average Cowgirl fan. Win a game and they are Super Bowl bound, lose on a fluke play and the world has ended and the coach is a baby killer who must be fired. Randy Galloway is lame these days, but he hits the nail on the head when he calls it "Overreaction Monday" during the NFL season.
IIRC, gun-toting Switzer has one SB win. His linemen that year averaged something like 330+ lbs. O'Donnell got worked that game.
The point still remains: Dallas hasn't played a Superbowl since Switzer.
He was also head coach of the Broncos for one year.
Tuner and Garrett are friends. What other coaches would he say this about? Cam? Tony S?
Here's a thought, Mr. Jones....WHY DON'T YOU JUST COACH THE TEAM YOURSELF AND STOP THE MADNESS..????
Turner and Garrett are indeed friends. That's totally meaningless. The only reason Turner wasn't hired is because he told Jones that Garrett isn't ready to be an offensive coordinator, and I'd say Turner knows a thing or two about running an offense.
Upon hearing this, Coach Jones got offended that Turner might not meekly say "yes sir" to his judgments from on high, and then went and hired the guy who WOULD say "yes sir," one Wade Phillips.
The only reason he doesn't is because an NFL rule prohibits owners from coaching. That's why Al Davis stopped coaching, even though he regularly interferes with the head coach's decisions.
Jerry Jones is a younger Al Davis. The good news for Raiders fans is that Al Davis will die soon. The bad news for Cowboys fans is that Jerry Jones' ego won't allow him to sell the team until it wins a Super Bowl under his watch; meanwhile, the team is guaranteed to not win a Super Bowl under his watch.
I liked the Turner/Garrett combination - with their experience at the Ranch and their style, I think it could have been effective.
The whole situation of hiring the staff before the head coach seems a little odd. Even that kid at Oakland got to hire some of his coaches.
I also just read the Dallas receivers Coach Haley took another job.
Well, you can count me in the group that never liked him. ONLY because he coached against my beloved Packers.
However, you can also count me in the group that respected him. Because he made you coach and/or play your best to beat him.
Much the same as military commanders didn't like Erwin Rommel, but they had a lot of respect for him.
I sat in the stands from 1969 to 1982, nearly every home game. Landry was one of the greatest coaches in the game - end of story. Four people you don't speak ill of in my household - Reagan, Thatcher, Landry and my father.
Who I miss almost as much as Landry are Clint Murchison and Tex Shram.
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