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Reports: Wade Phillips New Cowboys Coach
Cbs11tv.com ^ | 02.08.07

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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1 posted on 02/08/2007 3:46:03 AM PST by Perdogg
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2 posted on 02/08/2007 3:46:53 AM PST by Perdogg (Happy 2007)
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To: Perdogg

YEA!!!! Bum will be proud. Or mad. One or the other, lol. Way to go, Wade!

Hope he does well.


3 posted on 02/08/2007 3:47:40 AM PST by Rte66
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To: Rte66

Who is this guy? What team did he come from?


4 posted on 02/08/2007 4:24:22 AM PST by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock-DDG 61)
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To: Perdogg
Cool... looks like another 5 more years of mediocrity for the Cowgirls...
5 posted on 02/08/2007 4:33:10 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: flynmudd

"Who is this guy? What team did he come from?"


DC from SD.


6 posted on 02/08/2007 4:37:59 AM PST by wolfcreek (Please Lord, May I be, one who sees what's in front of me.)
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To: Perdogg

Should I dawn the mourning jersey now?


7 posted on 02/08/2007 4:44:32 AM PST by neb52
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To: flynmudd

I think he was once the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Could be worse: could be Norv Turner.


8 posted on 02/08/2007 4:47:45 AM PST by Salo
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To: Perdogg

What about their D coordinator? Will Rivera jump ship? If so Dallas just might be pretty good, you know, 9-7.


9 posted on 02/08/2007 4:52:46 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Perdogg

Wade Phillips:

http://www2.jsonline.com/packer/image/2000/91000/wade91000.jpg


10 posted on 02/08/2007 4:59:49 AM PST by No Blue States
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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.[citation needed] 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Phillips


11 posted on 02/08/2007 5:02:13 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: normy

"His winning percentage as a head coach is 56.25."

Yep, 9-7 sounds about right.


12 posted on 02/08/2007 5:05:40 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States

I want Landry back. He had class.


13 posted on 02/08/2007 5:30:47 AM PST by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock-DDG 61)
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To: Perdogg

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.


14 posted on 02/08/2007 5:31:57 AM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Salo

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.


15 posted on 02/08/2007 5:32:26 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: flynmudd

So do I, Landry was The Man.


16 posted on 02/08/2007 5:34:33 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Perdogg

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!


17 posted on 02/08/2007 5:38:52 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: Perdogg

So Marty has lost both his coordinators. The pressure is really going to be on him next year.


18 posted on 02/08/2007 6:09:58 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Hatteras
Cool... looks like another 5 more years of mediocrity for the Cowgirls...

They won't be quite that good.

19 posted on 02/08/2007 6:42:05 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Point your toilets towards Mecca!)
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To: Terpfen
He's done a bang-up job everywhere he's been. /sarc

Norv Turner would've been better.

20 posted on 02/08/2007 6:43:43 AM PST by Salo
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To: Terpfen

My respect for Norv just went up.


21 posted on 02/08/2007 6:59:33 AM PST by Jrabbit ('scuse me??)
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To: flynmudd

Landry was definitely The Man. But I love Bum, Wade's dad, in a totally different way (the exact opposite personality).


22 posted on 02/08/2007 7:10:29 AM PST by Rte66
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To: Salo

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.


23 posted on 02/08/2007 7:30:17 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

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.


24 posted on 02/08/2007 7:35:21 AM PST by rock_lobsta (Offending liberals since 1993)
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To: Perdogg

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!!!!


25 posted on 02/08/2007 8:09:24 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: rock_lobsta

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.


26 posted on 02/08/2007 8:13:01 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: Perdogg

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?


27 posted on 02/08/2007 8:16:52 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: sean327
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.

Wade Phillips is now going to distribute steroids to the Cowboys' D?
28 posted on 02/08/2007 8:17:13 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: Terpfen

"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.


29 posted on 02/08/2007 8:22:59 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

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.


30 posted on 02/08/2007 8:28:07 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: flynmudd
I want Landry back. He had class.

And his expression hasn't changed in years.

31 posted on 02/08/2007 8:29:53 AM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: sean327
As a Dallas fan, I'm ok with the Phillips hire.

Parcells' selfish stonewalling left paltry choices for a new head coach in the upcoming year. Phillips was the best choice out there IMHO, given the sitation Dallas is in. They have an established roster that just needs to come together and take it to the next level with a few tweaks. Especially on defense, which is where Phillips has some good cred and experience.

This hire is trying to make the best of a shaky situation. It's easy for armchair NFL owners to rag on a head coach, I do it too. Wade did pretty good with a medicore Buffalo team. If the least he can do is to get the Dallas defense playing well together and becoming a force, he will have done a good job.
32 posted on 02/08/2007 9:31:03 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: HarleyLady27

He did pretty well with the offense in San Diego.


33 posted on 02/08/2007 9:57:43 AM PST by Perdogg (Happy 2007)
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To: flynmudd; discostu; N. Theknow

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.


34 posted on 02/08/2007 10:07:14 AM PST by Perdogg (Happy 2007)
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To: Hatteras

What you call "mediocrity" is what the NFC calls "playoff calibar".


35 posted on 02/08/2007 10:14:56 AM PST by Sapper26 (All men should marry, you can't blame everything on the government - Jed Clampett.)
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To: Hatteras

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.


36 posted on 02/08/2007 10:15:39 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Perdogg

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.


37 posted on 02/08/2007 10:22:09 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Perdogg

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.


38 posted on 02/08/2007 10:24:21 AM PST by discostu (Feed her some hungry reggae, she'll love you twice)
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To: TomGuy

Barry won 1. Jimmy won 2.


39 posted on 02/08/2007 10:24:37 AM PST by Perdogg (Happy 2007)
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To: Perdogg
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.

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.

40 posted on 02/08/2007 10:27:20 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: TomGuy

IIRC, gun-toting Switzer has one SB win. His linemen that year averaged something like 330+ lbs. O'Donnell got worked that game.


41 posted on 02/08/2007 10:29:04 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Perdogg

Okay.

The point still remains: Dallas hasn't played a Superbowl since Switzer.


42 posted on 02/08/2007 10:31:58 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Salo

He was also head coach of the Broncos for one year.


43 posted on 02/08/2007 10:40:40 AM PST by rockthecasbah (The Shillelagh resides in Heritage Hall)
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To: Terpfen
The only reason he didn't get the job is that he told Jones his coaching appointments were BS

Tuner and Garrett are friends. What other coaches would he say this about? Cam? Tony S?

44 posted on 02/08/2007 10:46:47 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: HarleyLady27
Jones was ONLY looking for a lapboy...he got 'em.

Here's a thought, Mr. Jones....WHY DON'T YOU JUST COACH THE TEAM YOURSELF AND STOP THE MADNESS..????

45 posted on 02/08/2007 11:28:11 AM PST by maineman
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To: stainlessbanner

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.


46 posted on 02/08/2007 11:31:41 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: maineman

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.


47 posted on 02/08/2007 11:34:54 AM PST by Terpfen (Got a problem? It's now Pelosi's fault!)
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To: Terpfen
The stuff I hear is Garrett will be good. Some speculation about if he is experienced enough to help Romo succeed. Others say if Tony Sparano stays, he could help Garrett learn the ropes.

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.

48 posted on 02/08/2007 11:52:04 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Perdogg
I am stunned that after all of the rude things the Dallas haters said about, he's some how a role model.

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.

49 posted on 02/08/2007 11:54:04 AM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: Perdogg

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.


50 posted on 02/08/2007 11:55:10 AM PST by mgstarr
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