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Wade Phillips Looks Great Compared To Brad Childress

We all know how things have gone poorly for the Cowboys this year. The awful start, Tony Romo out for the season and Jerry Jones considering firing Wade Phillips midyear. A lot of the blame has landed on Phillips' shoulders and rightfully so. The Cowboys are a talented team. They are not invincible by any means and they are obviously flawed - even talent wise. Phillips has not had his team prepared to play and win football games, plain and simple. Dallas is 1-6 and they won't be making the playoffs - and they wouldn't even if Romo hadn't been injured against the Giants.

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Still, Phillips looks pretty great compared to Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress. 

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We all know about the Brett Favre saga. Childress has bent over backwards time and time again to appease Favre and went through hoops just to have him quarterback the Vikings not just this year but in 2009 too. There's an obvious power struggle and an obvious feud between Childress and Favre - something that should never happen between quarterback and coach, especially over two seasons. 

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As if that were bad enough. Yesterday, the Vikings waived Randy Moss with the decision coming from Childress. The same Randy Moss the Vikings traded a third round pick for not even a month ago. The same Randy Moss who Brett Favre lobbied to have as a Green Bay Packer before Favre left Green Bay. 

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Moss was brought to Minnesota in part because Sidney Rice is on the PUP list. Percy Harvin, another Vikings threat, tweaked his ankle in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Harvin also has to be upset with the news from an X's and O's standpoint - he's an obvious double team now for opposing defenses.

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I really don't like the saying "things can always be worse." As a Cowboys fan, it is definitely applicable. Things are bad, but things can always be worse - just take a look at the Vikings, who somehow make Wade Phillips and co. look competent. 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.