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Wade Phillips Will Not Be Fired Midyear

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is sticking with Wade Phillips. For now.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones said that firing Phillips now would just be a “temporary feel-good move.”

Many fans and pundits have been calling for Jones to make a move midyear following the embarrassing start to the season for the Cowboys. Dallas looked disinterested in Sunday’s home loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Jaguars dismantled them 35-17.

Jones, however, will stick with Phillips through the remainder of this year. Bringing in a new head coach in the middle of the season would be difficult since nobody on the staff is particularly ready for the job. Further, Jones may want to wait until the offseason in attempt to lure in a high profile coach to replace Phillips.

Phillips will have a tough task ahead of him this weekend as the Jon Kitna led Cowboys head into Green Bay to take on the Packers on Sunday night.

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