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Wade Phillips tweets his Dallas Cowboys record in comparison to Jason Garrett

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Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips created a stir when he sent out a Twitter message that compared his win-loss record with the Cowboys to that of current coach Jason Garrett. According to the Dallas Morning News on March 7, Phillips tried to say he was not comparing records, only the time of their stints in Dallas.

It still seems to be a dig at Jason Garrett.

The text simply pointed out that both served the Dallas Cowboys as head coaches for 56 games, with Phillips winning 34 games and Garrett winning 29. Both men have winning records, but Phillips was fired despite a 60.7 percent winning percentage. Interestingly, that is actually higher than Tom Landry’s 60.5 percent winning percentage. Garrett is getting another season despite a worse winning record and no playoff appearances.

The problem here is that Wade Phillips took over a Dallas Cowboys team that Bill Parcells had built to win. In his first season as head coach, with Tony Romo hitting his stride and Terrell Owens playing his best football, Dallas went 13-3 and had the best record in the NFC. However, after clinching the top spot in the playoffs, they lost two of their last three regular season games and then were beaten in the playoffs by the New York Giants. In his second season, Dallas went 9-7 and missed the playoffs.

To start his second season, Dallas only won one of their first eight games and Jerry Jones fired him. In his three full seasons as Dallas Cowboys head coach, Garrett has had Dallas one win from the playoffs each year. It is not enough to warrant another chance, but Phillips was crashing and burning after only one good season.

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of problems right now. but Wade Phillips would not have made them better if he had remained.

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