ESPN’s Ed Werder reported Monday morning that Wade Phillips will be back in Dallas.
It’s worth noting that, for now, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has stayed mum publicly. Jones met with the team Monday and didn’t address Phillips’ status directly. But he gave the impression the coach will return.
“It sounds like [Phillips will be back],” safety Gerald Sensabaugh said to the Dallas Morning News after the meeting. “I’d be
shocked if he wasn’t. He did a great job coaching this year. You could
just see that we were a different football team from the beginning of
the season to the end.”
Phillips also addressed the team. The delay in a public announcement could be for a variety of reasons. The most likely one is that Jones is working on new contract terms for Phillips.