Wade Phillips coached the Dallas Cowboys for three-and-a-half years before he was fired during the 2010 season.
Phillips was replaced by Jason Garrett. He eventually became Houston’s defensive coordinator.
Well, Phillips still seems a little bitter about his dismissal. Phillips decided to do a little research in his spare time and compared his record against Garrett’s, who is still Dallas’ head coach.
He discovered something that will apparently help him sleep at night.
— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) March 6, 2014
Of course, Phillips decided to clarify his comments.
My surprise was that Jason and I had coached the same number of games. Not the record - time passes quickly -I wish Jason & Cowboys well
— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) March 7, 2014
Sure, that is what you “really” meant (wink, wink).
Phillips can proudly say he was just a little less futile than Garrett in Dallas. There is no award for that distinction. NFL teams are not going to line up at his front door because Phillips has a slightly better record than Garrett through 56 games, or after the lackluster performance of Houston's defense in 2013, which resulted in his dismissal after the season.
However, if it makes Phillips feel better, congratulations on that "achievement."
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