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!
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.