IRVING, Texas (AP) - —Wade Phillips was fired Monday as coach of
the Dallas Cowboys, with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett
promoted to take his place.
Jones decided enough was enough 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.
"We are grateful to Wade and his contribution to the Cowboys,
leading us," Jones said. "We also clearly understand we are not
where we want to be at this time, and that's an understatement. We
share the responsibility - all of us."
This is the Cowboys' 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.
"An in-season changing is something I was reluctant to
consider," Jones said. "I recently addressed the team and my
comments with them were very brief and pointed. I told them they
should not think this an admission of defeat or finality in this
"We have eight games left and we have one goal - to win."
The first game under Garrett will be at the New York Giants on
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