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Wade Phillips

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    January 13, 2011
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    December 14, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys: The Defense Rests

    ​A proud franchise that once upon a time won Super Bowls behind a Doomsday Defense is these days shackled to the most disappointing season in team history by a defense that is simply doomed. Back in training camp down in The Alamodome in San Antonio, head coach Wade Phillips trumpeted&nb ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 8, 2010

    Wade Phillips = Fired

    ​Dallas Cowboys players at Valley Ranch have been told today that head coach Wade Phillips has been fired.

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    September 24, 2010

    Whitt's End: 9.24.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Times like these make me regret that I stopped referring to Wade Phillips as "Stumbledoofus." After missing two crucial field goals in two weeks, David Buehler should be on a short leash and a l ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Whom to Blame for Oh and Two?

    ​Call me crazier than bat guano, but I actually think the Dallas Cowboys will be fine ... fine ... fine ... fine ... fine ... fine. Damn, all the sudden it's lonely in here. At 0-2 and an underdog on the road this week in Houston against the undefeated Texans, things don't look too swel ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: 8.23.10

    ​The Cowboys are 2-1 in the preseason. They've suffered numerous injuries but only one serious (tight end John Phillips). The defense has been at times dominating. The offense has been sporadic at best. Kickers Mat McBriar and David Buehler look reliable. Add it all up and - with meanin ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    How Much Would You Pay For Dinner With Wade Phillips?

    ​So last weekend Jesuit High School holds its annual athletic banquet fund-raiser thingamabob. Up for auction: Dinner with Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, which went for a cool $8,500. So how much do you think someone bid on a meal with broadcasters Brad Sham, Babe Laufenberg an ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    January 20, 2010

    Wade Phillips: Surprise, I'm ... Back

    ​Whether you view it the continuation of tangible progression or merely a continuity of mediocrity, Wade Phillips is back as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. A three-year deal is imminent. Simple question ...

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    January 7, 2010
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    January 4, 2010

    I Rang in 2010 Positively Positive. You?

    Ready for a happy weird year? Well, c'mon!​My New Year's resolution? To be more positive. More optimistic. More don't-look-now-but-holy-hell-my-glass-is-half-full. Bear with me, this is gonna be tougher than going without a crumb of food for 10 days. Ready? Here goes. I'm open to the idea o ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Wade Phillips: From Stumbledoofus to Superdoofus?

    Hey, there's a smile.​The defense is excelling. The December Demons are exorcized. The Dallas Cowboys are in the playoffs. But is head coach Wade Phillips back next season? I'm sticking to Phillips being a Dead Man Coaching, short of a trip to the Super Bowl, but it's sounding more and mor ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.18.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Cowboys' fans left training camp convinced they had three above-average running backs, each of which could start for most NFL teams. But, in retrospect, is the "three-headed monster" a ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Seriously Now, You Think the Dallas Cowboys Will Make the Playoffs?

    Sorry, but I believe in this guy more than the guy coaching the Cowboys.​As I've said since since, oh, I dunno, last January, this Dallas Cowboys' season was doomed the moment owner Jerry Jones decided to bring back head coach Wade Phillips. There were times when his promises to be tou ... More >>

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    December 13, 2009

    Chargers 20, Cowgirls 17: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Now you believe me? Norv Turner > Wade Phillips. 9. Safety Gerald Sensabaugh picked a horrible time to have his first terrible game as a Cowboy. It was his oops that led to both Chargers' touchdowns: Interference at the 1 on a reverse pass set up San Diego's first touch ... More >>

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    December 6, 2009

    Giants 31, Decemberboys 24: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. This, my friends, is exactly why I wouldn't have Wade Phillips back as my head coach next season or any season. Simply put, he's just too soft. Nick Folk misses a field goal in three straight games and Wade just shrugs and says "I ain't worried." Says he won't even begin to consider Davi ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 3, 2009

    Wade Phillips: Stumbledoofus or Superstar?

    ​Simple: Do you want Wade Phillips back as the head coach of your Dallas Cowboys next season? And beyond? I've asked owner Jerry Jones several times in several different ways about Phillips' job status. The coach's 3-year contract expires at the end of the season. Jones has an optio ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
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    August 27, 2009
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    August 27, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys: Seven Coaches and a Baby

    ​In this week's Dallas Observer column in which I surmise that Wade Phillips is entering his last season - win, lose or drawl - I tell the story of riding up a training camp elevator with the Dallas Cowboys' head coach. Sounds riveting, I know. But wait, there's more! Watching Wade ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.31.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Camp Cowboys' Prelude: Top 10 Observations

    Stephen Jones, Wade Phillips, Jerry Jones and some big whig from Ford kick off Cowboys Camp '09 by pretending to drive a pickup. Cue Brent Musberger: You are looking live!!! ​Let's do this every day, shall we? Okay, some days I'll split it into five observations from two separate practices ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    Corporal Punishment at Dallas Lickin' High School

    I'm 44. But I'm about to sound 84. It was a better world when paddling was a part of school. A safer world when "licks" between a teacher and student were punishment rather than perverted pleasure. Hear me out: I'm not condoning the 21 "licks" allegedly applied to the backside of a Lincoln High Scho ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 24, 2009

    Wade Phillips: Gag Me with a Spoon

    Wade Phillips should wear a skirt on the sideline next season. For never in the history of the Dallas Cowboys has a head coach been so castrated of authority, power and respect. This, my friends, is the result of Jerry Jones' preposterous gag order. For what it's worth, Wade probably doesn't mi ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys: Change We Can Believe In?

    You buyin' it? The Cowboys' changes, I mean. Pacman Jones is gone and looks like Tank Johnson won't be asked back and there are even serious organizational discussions concerning Terrell Owens. And last Friday, of course, the Cowboys announced the firing of defensive coordinator Brian Stewart. Are t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    T.O. Must Go?

    ESPN's Ed Werder says today that your Dallas Cowboys are seriously considering releasing Terrell Owens. Dallas' Only Daily's Jean-Jacques Taylor says if T.O. goes, then Jason Garrett stays. Me? I say that the whole fiasco could be fixed by getting rid of Wade Phillips and hiring a rea ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Cowboys' Crappy New Year!

    After the most disappointing season in franchise history, how can the Cowboys' resolution be the status woe?

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    January 13, 2009

    Jason Garrett: Red Jesus or Red-headed Stepchild?

    As you'll read in this week's dead-tree version of The Sportatorium, hitting newstands tomorrow, I think Wade Phillips should be fired. Immediately. No, actually, I think Jerry Jones should've walked down to the sideline in the third quarter of the Philadelphia debacle after Tony Romo unceremoniousl ... More >>

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    December 28, 2008

    Eagles 44, Cowgirls 6

    Shittingly. Fittingly. The most disappointing season in Cowboys' history ends with THE most embarrassing loss in Cowboys' history. Favored to make it to the Super Bowl, the Cowboys finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs. In a do-or-don't game, the Cowboys absolutely pussed out and were peed on in a 44-6 l ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    October 19, 2008

    Rams, I Repeat, Rams 34, Cowboys 14

    Let's hope this was the low point of the season. If not ... Fire everyone! Or, take a deep breath, heal some wounds, give a pep talk and – the only thing that’ll really fix the Cowboys – play better. Look, yesterday in St. Louis was an unmitigated disaster. No way around it. The R ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
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    September 8, 2008

    Week 1 Leftovers

    Surprise, I'm here. Cowboys’ head coach Wade Phillips, whose crisp, hard-edged hair line looked not unlike Jimmy Johnson’s (when Sunday’s game started at least), just finished his Day After press conference at Valley Ranch. At look at what he said. And, of course, what I think about w ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 4

    Admit it, "Barbie Carpenter" made you giggle. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 4. Or did I miss something? 5. Receiver Patrick Crayton arriving late for a team meeting wearing only a towel. Anyone who remembers last season’s playoff loss to the Giants wasn’t su ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Wading Through Doubt

    Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is guaranteed nothing beyond a talented team in 2008

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    July 29, 2008

    Lame Duck Phillips?

    Relax, both coaches could be talking to Tony Romo again next season. I’ll serve up a smorgasbord of training camp insights later this morning, but wanted to get to the news of the day first. Contrary to the asinine sentiments of some columnists, this isn't guaranteed to be Wade Phillips' ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Three Dots … and a Cloud of Dust …

    More than likely, he will probably, possibly, potentially be a part of the Cowboys' offense this seson. Maybe, that is. Ken Hamlin (unsigned), Roy Williams (family vacation) and Terry Glenn (gimpy knee) weren’t present at yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys’ OTA (back in my beat writing days we ca ... More >>

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    March 21, 2008
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    September 10, 2007

    Dynamic Debut

    Apparently, there is no GQ curse, as Tony Romo tossed for 345 yards and four TDs. But what the hell is Roy WIlliams' excuse? See. See what happens when you have a head coach who plays to win instead of plays not to lose. This is what happens: Tony Romo produces five touchdowns, the Cowboys gash the ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Captain Casual

    Wade Phillips ushers in a kindler, gentler, better Cowboys era

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    July 26, 2007

    Wading Into Humor

    Two days into Dallas Cowboys training camp down the street from the Alamo, and it’s clear that new coach Wade Phillips is folksy and boring and folksy and country and folksy and really, really close to being human NyQuil. Oh, yeah, and, if you pay attention long enough, he's kind of funny. That’ ... More >>

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    May 15, 2007

    A Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Does Interviews. Wait, That Can't Be Right.

    We had two choices: run a picture of Wade Phillips or this one of his daughter, Tracy, who you might know from that My Chemical Romance video. Sorry, Wade. And thanks! A Dallas Cowboys head coach did something today that hasn’t happened in five years. Yep, Wade Phillips appeared on local radio for ... More >>

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    February 15, 2007

    Son of a Bum

    Not unlike a pair of old blue jeans, new Cowboys coach feels like a good fit

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    February 9, 2007

    Wade Into Change

    Wade Phillips, kneeling, with a proud papa named Bum. Speaking of, wonder what Bill Parcells is gonna do now. I have the new Dallas Cowboys head coach's cell phone number. He knows Terrell Owens' name. And when he strode into the main meeting room at Valley Ranch for Thursday's press conference, the ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007
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