Bill Jones of CBS 11 has reported via Twitter that Jerry Jones has in fact decided to fire Wade Phillips, after another debacle Sunday night in Green Bay. Phillips had led the Cowboys to a 1-7 record and admitted this week that he had no answers for how to turn the team around.
Jason Garrett takes over as head coach, four years after behind hired as offensive coordinator prior to Phillips’ hiring, There had been speculation earlier in the day that defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni would be the best candidate as head coach because of his past as a head coach at Syracuse and his hard-nosed style. Garrett has been at the center of controversy for his play-calling and his handling of departed receivers Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton.
Garrett was a candidate for multiple coaching positions after a successful 2007 but passed on those opportunitties to stay in Dallas.