Ed Driscoll

Report: Wade Phillips Fired by Dallas Cowboys

That’s what sports Website SBNation is reporting:

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly done this week what everyone expected them to do: Fire Wade Phillips. Bill Jones of CBS-11 in Dallas reports the Cowboys head coach was fired on Monday after his team suffered a humiliating 45-7 loss to the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

This move was expected by many as multiple reports surfaced following the game that Phillips was unlikely to make it through the week. Phillips’ certainly deserved this fate after the Cowboys started the season 1-7.

Last week Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Phililps would remain on as head coach for the rest of the season but I’m not sure if others, Jones included, actually believed that at the time. Jones said after the Packers game that there would be people in the organization who suffered the consequences of failing so badly on expectations this year.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will take his spot, according to the CBS-11 report. Garrett has been a head coaching candidate at multiple points in his career including interviews with the Broncos and Rams over the last two years. Garrett though is one of the NFL’s highest paid assistants and plenty of people expected him to be the next Cowboys head coach.

Phillips ends his Cowboys career with a 34-22 in the regular season record as head coach. This is by far his most disappointing season as he won 13, 9 and 11 games in his first three seasons. He also walks away from Dallas with a 1-2 playoff record with the Cowboys.

More as it comes it, including confirmation from other sources; as late as this morning, the Dallas Morning News was still running articles with headlines such as  “Why Cowboys’ Wade Phillips might not get fired today.”

Update: ESPN and CBS also appear to have early confirmation on the story.