DALLAS — After an embarrassing loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has fired head coach Wade Phillips.
Multiple reports after the game (and some during the game) suggested Phillips was on his way out. Jones had said last week that Phillips would remain the coach until the end of the season, but the Cowboys were humiliated in a 45-7 loss on Sunday, to drop to 1-7 halfway through the year. The talent-packed team is considered by many to be the worst in the NFL.
Jones said after the game that people would suffer the consequences of the loss and of the terrible season.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will take over in an interim role.
Garrett had been a surefire head coach and candidate for several jobs, including the Ravens, Broncos, and Rams over the last few years. He is one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the NFL.