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Cowboys Players "Shocked" At Phillips Firing

Per Ed Werder of ESPN, players on the Dallas Cowboys were shocked that Wade Phillips was relieved of his head coaching duties on Monday.

Werder spoke to Martellus Bennett who said that the failure of the Cowboys so far this season was a “shared failure” and that the coaching staff isn’t to take full blame.

As of 3:50 PM EST, Jason Garrett was addressing the team in a team meeting as the new interim head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Werder went onto speculate that Jerry Jones did not want to head into New York next week and take on the New York Giants on national television looking like they have the past couple of weeks. The Cowboys haven’t even been competitive the past two weeks, losing in blowouts to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers. The thought by Jones, according to Werder, is that the team will respond to the coaching change and play better in New York next week and perhaps even upset the Giants.

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