Cowboys pick up Phillips' option, meetings to continue

Wade Phillips doesn’t have a contract extension like the one Norv Turner received.  Yet.

The Cowboys did officially pick up the 2010 option in Phillips’ contract Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.  More meetings with Phillips are planned for Tuesday, and we’d imagine that Phillips’ contract status will be among the topics. 

Owner Jerry Jones will meet with the media Tuesday, but he only wants to talk about his upcoming boxing match.  The Cowboys sent out a statement Tuesday that Jones won’t entertain any football questions, which is out of the ordinary for such occasions.

The Cowboys plan to have a press conference by the end of the week, when we’d imagine Phillips’ contractual status will be officially be announced.

57 responses to “Cowboys pick up Phillips' option, meetings to continue

  1. 6211 days since Americas Team won a road playoff game!
    2 days since the New York Jets last won a road playoff game.

  2. Jerry j. only wants to talk about his boxing match? I’m sure he knows just as much about boxing as he does about football, and he could write all he knows about both on the back of a match book with a crayon.
    Why does this idiot get so much face time no matter what network the game is shown on?
    Now he has turned into a boxing promoter and his personal integrity is right there with the other great ones in that arena like Don King. If he could only get his hair to stand straight up he’d be all set.

  3. Jerry’s statement pre-release:
    Unlike the Buffalo Bills, we will not fire our entire staff before having another coach line up. That being said, we have been unable to attract any top level candidates this year so we will continue with the status quo for another year and hope their are more candidates next year. We are also rethinking our policy of having coaches punch a time clock.

  4. I feel for you Dallas fans. First a complete stomp on your heart good ol fashioned ASS WHOOPIN… now this?! Wade is a terrible terrible players coach. Have been saying that since his days in Buffalo. Get ready to lose some more meaningful games. I think it was obvious… the guy has 0 ability to adjust mid game.

  5. Coming up next….Facelift Jones will be sporting the black Puma sweatsuit, ala some creepy guy in Oakland! LOL, pay attention Dallas Cowboy fan…this is when all the poor decision making starts to crop up!
    On a side note, has Baby Brooking stopped crying yet?? Maybe instead of wasting all that precious energy “trying” to pump up the D before the game, perhaps he should have done more to PREVENT Minnesota from scoring. Just another bust of a free agent that will grace the annals of Dallas history.
    Enjoy the golf course! WAHAHAHA!!!!!

  6. Why in the world would anybody want to be the head coach of this team. Talk about a bad job. That owner idiot has his nose in everybody’s ass.
    Wade should do himself a favor and leave before that jerk fires him.

  7. Great! Another year of watching an alleged head coach walk the sidelines looking like he’s a lost peanut vendor trying to find Section 147.
    The rest of the NFC thanks you, Jerra!

  8. turgid says:
    “This is good news …….. for every other team in the NFC east.”
    Yeah because it worked out well for the Redskins and Eagles in 2009. The only teams that could be excited in the NFC East would be the Giants, but then again they didn’t quite make the post season tournament…

  9. Reporter: Why are you bringing back Bum Jr. when your defense just got smoked for 35 pionts in the biggest game of the year?
    Jerry: How bout that boxing match.
    Reporter: Why are you bringing back Garret when your offense could only manage 3 stinking points in the biggest game of the year?
    Jerry: How bout that boxing match.

  10. Defense didn’t lose that game, Sidney Rice made some crazy good plays while being well defended – defense kept them close enough for 3.5 quarters.
    Blame falls squarely on Jason Garrett and Columbo.

  11. how do people figure this is good news for the rest fo the NFCE? continuity in dallas is a BAD thing for the other teams. wade is a top notch defensive coach, and by the looks of it has philly figured out. once the OC figures out that the giants cant stop the run, then there goes that competition.
    like him or not romo was not to blame for that loss, and he remains a solid qb in this league, take off the blinders if you disagree.

  12. damn there are a lot of cowboys haters on here.
    first dallas couldnt win a playoff game.
    now they cant win a road playoff game? really?
    you haters are always going to find something. next season when they are winning the super bowl at home, what are you haters going to say then?
    let me guess, “duh…the cowboys won the super bowl but they havent won it back to back since the 90’s.”
    the hatred will never cease i guess.

  13. I think Wade Phillips does a good job. He is a very smart football coach, and can win playoff games. The Cowboys were a very good team this year and nobody wanted to play them.
    I have to give credit where credit is due, the Vikings came to play, and there defense was suffocating to the Cowboys offense. The Cowboys were not ready for that level of play.
    As a Cowboy fan, my motto is starting to be “next year we’ll win it all.” I think as a fan you have to be that way. Right? Anyways, I think Phillips and the rest of the team now knows what it feels like to “win” in the playoffs. I think they can build off that.
    When writing this comment, I keep putting “we” as if I were part of this team, then changing it to “they” because I’m not. I can tell you that I am a dedicated fan through the good and the bad. I probably spend a couple hours of my day at work reading about the Cowboys, and the NFL as a whole. You might not see me for a few days after a loss, because. Well, what am I supposed to do? Defend a loss? I’m not going to do that.
    I just wanted to put my thoughts out there.

  14. @ leaguemvp
    Top tier???? Still LMAO.
    He has more turnovers in a single playoff game than he does playoff wins.
    And it’s playoffs not playoofs.
    He also has a fumbled snap in another playoff loss.
    He may have good in season numbers, but he is not in the same league as Warner, Brees, Rodgers, Manning, etc.
    What he is, is a big time choker.

  15. How freakin’ hilarious is that….Jerry the Pimp won’t talk football at his news conference today. The pimp has never passed up an opportunity to talk about his “America’s Team (of crybabies)”, that bitch slappin’ the vikes put on his team must still really sting!!!! As for Wacky Wade coaching next year, it’s gotta be a huge positive for the skins’, giants and eagles……i’ve never seen a headcoach from any other team look so completely freakin’ lost on the sidelines as the Pimp’s “yesssum sir” guy. Vegas has already lowered the odds on da’ boys makin’ the SB next year….what a circus it is in “Big D”…..texas may have the “OK Corrall” but Minny put the “KO on little D”

  16. irishgary says:
    “He may have good in season numbers, but he is not in the same league as Warner, Brees, Rodgers, Manning, etc.”
    I like Aaron Rodgers and I think that he will be a very good, if not great Quarterback some day. But the guy had only started 2 years and played in ONE playoff game (which he lost BTW). So I guess that kind of throws your “in season numbers” theory out. Also, I think Brees is a very good QB, but what has he won??? People like you tend to omit stats that will hinder their opinion by highlight ANYTHING that can be negative just to prove your point…

  17. irishgary says:
    “He may have good in season numbers, but he is not in the same league as Warner, Brees, Rodgers, Manning, etc.”
    I like Aaron Rodgers and I think that he will be a very good, if not great Quarterback some day. But the guy had only started 2 years and played in ONE playoff game (which he lost BTW). So I guess that kind of throws your “in season numbers” theory out. Also, I think Brees is a very good QB, but what has he won??? People like you tend to omit stats that will hinder their opinion by highlight ANYTHING that can be negative just to prove your point…

  18. @ C-Student –
    Should Americas Team win the Super Bowl in their home stadium I will congratulate them, until that time I will continue to point out that they are an AVERAGE franchise.
    Cheers

  19. “you haters are always going to find something. next season when they are winning the super bowl at home, what are you haters going to say then?”
    funniest thing I’ve read all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The only thing they are winning is the ability to host the SB!! Nothing more, nothing less!!!!

  20. Ross’sSweetMinus says: January 19, 2010 11:45 AM
    Why in the world would anybody want to be the head coach of this team. Talk about a bad job. That owner idiot has his nose in everybody’s ass.
    ——————
    Other way around: All the coaches have their noses up JJs ass.

  21. A daddymateo:
    If you can read and comprehend my statement you would understand that I said Romo was not top tier “in season” with the group I mentioned.
    He is also a choker in the playoffs. I’ve already listed the facts.
    Rodgers blistered the Cardinals in the second half, don’t really think he choked in his first playoff game the way Romo has in most of his playoff games.

  22. # C-Student says: January 19, 2010 12:02 PM
    damn there are a lot of cowboys haters on here.
    first dallas couldnt win a playoff game.
    now they cant win a road playoff game? really?
    you haters are always going to find something. next season when they are winning the super bowl at home, what are you haters going to say then?
    let me guess, “duh…the cowboys won the super bowl but they havent won it back to back since the 90’s.”
    the hatred will never cease i guess.
    ————- — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    It’s all part of the rivalry. Green Bay and Minnesota fans talk the same kind of trash.

  23. irishgary…I can read and comprehend posts just fine even the ones that are filled with complete ignorance as yours. Romo has a 1-3 record in the playoffs which is not good but please explain to me how he “chokes” in big games.
    In 2006 when he took over for Bledsoe Dallas was the Wild Card team traveling to Seattle and outside of that botched FG hold, he played a great game. Remember, they would not have been in position to attempt that FG unless he drove the team down the field.
    In 2007 he led his team to a 13-3 record and lost to the Giants (who defied all odds and won the Super Bowl beating TB, Dallas, GB and NE – so I guess Favre and Brady are big chokers as well). He actually played a good game there as well with the exception of the INT to end the game. Now if he completed the pass then he would have been considered a hero but instead he was labeled a choke artist.
    Now in 2009, he won ANOTHER NFC East title, actually won his first playoff game (in which he played very well) but goes into Minny (who was the #2 seed BTW) and has a horrible game partly due to the fact that he was running for his life the entire game.
    So if that is choking by your definition then one would awesome that there should be a lot of QBs FIRED every year: Jason Campbell, Donovan McNabb, Marc Bulger, Jay Cutler, Phillip Rivers, Dave Garrard, Vince Young, Matt Hasselback, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Jake Delhomme….

  24. Dear Jerra,
    Thank you for your generosity. In addition, please consider a very long term contract extension for Mr. Romo.
    Appreciatively Yours,
    The NFC East

  25. How can any eagle, giant, or redskin fan say that the cowboys are average. average is 8-8 and not in the playoffs. Romo didnt choke as much as our offensive line did, and you have to say losing flozell was huge, mullet boy had a field day after that.

  26. if you are a rival like the eagles or redskins or whatever i can understand the hatred. but browns fans or seahawks fans who hate everything cowboys is ridiculous.
    most of your teams are out of it by the end of september and the only joy you losers get comes from hating on dallas. i don’t get it.
    i’m sorry your team wasn’t dubbed america’s team. its our nickname and its not going to change. you should have thought of it first.
    if you’re not a division rival, most cowboys fans really dont care about your loser franchises because your teams and their fans dont matter to us. we dont go and pick some random franchise and celebrate when they lose. whats the point of that?
    and @ Jim Naizeeum. wow real clever moniker. how long did it take you to think that one up, sporty? better question, when is the last time you saw the inside of a Gymnasium? you see what i did there? i put a capitol letter in gymnasium. der der der.

  27. @slap nuts
    your team will be another year older and has done very little to upgrade through the draft.
    (trading of picks and bad draft choices).
    Take a picture of the standings, the very last time cowgirls will be in first place.
    go vikings

  28. cowboys1:
    Sure, injuries are a part of the game though. Don’t forget that when beating us two weeks in a row, our CENTER was out. Nick Cole is a much better guard than center and it showed in both of those games. The running game went nowhere and McNabb didn’t have any more time than Romo did on Sunday. But that’s no excuse. If we can’t win with our center going down that’s OUR problem. Flozell going down is no different.

  29. @ daddy mateo:
    Thanks for proving my point. Romo has choked big time in his 3 playoff loses. He will never win a big game.
    I still don’t think you comprehend very well, but you are a cowgirls fan so I understand.

  30. # Levito says: January 19, 2010 11:14 AM
    As a Giants fan, I’m psyched that Phillips is back. Another year of mediocrity in Dallas.
    ————————————-
    I’m happy the Giants retained their HC, looking forward to another year in which the Giants fold and lay down like whipped dogs at the end of the year and don’t make the playoffs.

  31. I think Wade Phillips has done a pretty decent job given the CIRCUS ATMOSPHERE that comes from working for a guy who thinks he knows more than the coach … and has the muscle to “push” through his ideas. Plus, Wade has had to manage T.O., and deal with the new stadium nonsense and all the publicity that comes from an organization owned by a complete buffoon who looks for opportunities to grab a microphone. And don’t forget the nonsense about Garrett being the “presumed next head coach.” Who here thinks that’s a nice way to have to go to work, with your “heir-apparent” right over your shoulder? Nice to know that if Garrett doesn’t like the HC’s direction, he can always “back-door” his way up to Jerry Jones’ office to ask the “real boss” — the guy who made him the most overpriced O-Coordinator in NFL history — what he thinks.
    So, you guys, cut Wade Phillips a break. He should be coach of the decade for putting up with it all, now that Jim Zorn is finally (mercifully) out in Washington.
    * This opinion is coming from a life-long Eagles fan and unabashed Dallas Cowboys Star-Spitter.

  32. # HughJassPhD says: January 19, 2010 12:54 PM
    Dear Jerra,
    Thank you for your generosity. In addition, please consider a very long term contract extension for Mr. Romo.
    Appreciatively Yours,
    The NFC East
    ————————-
    LOL. I’m sure the Redskins and the Eagles are so looking forward to facing Romo again. Wasn’t Romo 5-2 vs the East? Clearly the Eagles must be looking forward to 3 more beat downs by Romo.

  33. Borg30 says:
    “your team will be another year older and has done very little to upgrade through the draft.
    (trading of picks and bad draft choices). ”
    Dallas actually had a GREAT draft in 2008 which produced Felix Jones, Mike Jenkins, Tashard Choice, Orlando Scandrick and Martellus Bennett. In the last few years they have also added guys like DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Jay Ratliff, Marcus Spears and Marion Barber (these are just a few) through the draft. All in all I would say that Dallas has had some pretty good draft picks the last few years…

  34. # Quagmire says: January 19, 2010 11:54 AM
    Reporter: Why are you bringing back Bum Jr. when your defense just got smoked for 35 pionts in the biggest game of the year?
    Jerry: How bout that boxing match.
    Reporter: Why are you bringing back Garret when your offense could only manage 3 stinking points in the biggest game of the year?
    Jerry: How bout that boxing match.
    ———–
    So the coaching staffs of every team that loses a playoff game should be fired every year?
    Idiotic

  35. Dallas has talented running backs and some good talent on D but an aging O line – this tends to go down hill in a hurry, see this years Giants – and have not been smart with draft picks.
    Eagles on the other hand have a very young team and a huge stockpile of draft picks.

  36. “He is also a choker in the playoffs. I’ve already listed the facts.”
    And that is the exact thing people said about Peyton Manning after his fifth failure to win a playoff game.
    Romo is fine. I’d bet that if Dallas offered Romo in trade straight up for another teams starting QB there’s be 25-27 teams that would jump on it.

  37. kravon says:
    January 19, 2010 11:09 AM
    6211 days since Americas Team won a road playoff game!
    2 days since the New York Jets last won a road playoff game.
    ——————————————-
    real clever

  38. Borg30 says: January 19, 2010 1:11 PM
    @slap nuts
    your team will be another year older and has done very little to upgrade through the draft.
    (trading of picks and bad draft choices).
    Take a picture of the standings, the very last time cowgirls will be in first place.
    go vikings
    —————
    and if Favre retires (again, which he has hinted he will) your Vikings will be looking up at the Packers and maybe the Bears next season. Enjoy your spot, its the last time you’ll see it for a long while.
    FYI, Dallas is the 3rd or 4th youngest team in the league, only has one UFA (Montrae Holland), has a full slate of draft picks, several good prospects from 2009 draft coming back from season ending injury, and an owner who isn’t afraid to spend money in free agency. In short, the entire team is back next season with additions. I look forward to the game @ Minny next season.

  39. Quote from C-Student
    “if you’re not a division rival, most cowboys fans really dont care about your loser franchises because your teams and their fans dont matter to us. we dont go and pick some random franchise and celebrate when they lose. whats the point of that?”
    ———————————————
    Its asanine statements like those that get the Cowboy haters fired up. Their fans dont matter to us? Keep on lying to yourself.

  40. @ kravon
    As a Cowboys fan I am glad the Giants are bringing Couglin back, another season of mediocracy.
    @ Hush
    I also support a contract extension for Romo. Check the stats, best QB int he NFC east this season so he has clearly improved and since he actually led his team into the playoffs and to a playoff vicotry he did more in that area as well.
    You are both going to have to get more creative with your trash talking. At least you are using your imagination which is something new.

  41. @ Bill in DC:
    comparing Romo to Manning?
    You must be a cowgirl fan.
    Romo is slightly above average. 25 teams would want him?
    Patriots, Packers, Jets, Colts, Ravens, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Chargers, Saints, Falcons, Steelers. Would all pass on Romo. I’ll do the math for you, that would leave 19 teams and that would be stretching it.

  42. Chapnasty2 –
    Im not a Giants fan. Why would I care about Coughlin? Its not a fair fight to talk trash to Cowboys fan unless you are fan of the Lions, Chiefs or Raiders.

  43. “As a Giants fan, I’m psyched that Phillips is back. Another year of mediocrity in Dallas.”
    Wait, who made the playoffs and won the division this year?

  44. Borg30 says:
    January 19, 2010 1:11 PM
    @slap nuts
    your team will be another year older and has done very little to upgrade through the draft.
    (trading of picks and bad draft choices).
    Take a picture of the standings, the very last time cowgirls will be in first place.
    go vikings
    ___________________________________
    if this is directed to me, a couple of things:
    first get the name right
    second, i’m not a cowboys fan actually, i am impartial, i have the horrible distinction of being a bills fan. (before you try to discredit me due to my allegiance with a losing team, remember that most fans dont switch teams due to success, and you cant measure a person’s football knowledge by the team they cheer for)
    I am merely commenting on a football issue, and like most people with common sense, i noticed that the best team in a division retained its coach, how does that make them worse?
    third. go vikings? good luck, i personally think they’ll get it done in nfcc game.

  45. irishgary says:
    “comparing Romo to Manning?
    You must be a cowgirl fan.
    Romo is slightly above average. 25 teams would want him?
    Patriots, Packers, Jets, Colts, Ravens, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Chargers, Saints, Falcons, Steelers. Would all pass on Romo. I’ll do the math for you, that would leave 19 teams and that would be stretching it.”
    And you must be about 15 years old with your sophomore class nicknames that you are throwing out there. I like how you say that he is slightly above average but in every other post you reference how much he sucks. Also, it is kind of a stretch to say that some of those teams wouldn’t even give Romo a look over who they already have considering the fact that he has a record of 38-14 and a career QB rating of 95.6…but you are right, he is only SLIGHTLY above average….

  46. “Romo is slightly above average. 25 teams would want him?
    Patriots, Packers, Jets, Colts, Ravens, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Chargers, Saints, Falcons, Steelers. Would all pass on Romo. I’ll do the math for you, that would leave 19 teams and that would be stretching it.”
    ————
    The Bears would keep Cutler over Romo? LOL, you sir are an idiot.

  47. @Bill in DC,
    “So the coaching staffs of every team that loses a playoff game should be fired every year?”
    Only coaches with about 15 years head coaching experience with 1 playoff win.
    Hell, Rex Ryan has that beat already…in his 1st year, on a team with a lot less talent.

  48. AFC is a pretty weak conference playoff wise this year outside the Colts/Chargers, so grats Jets on catching Keading on his worst day in his career.

  49. Bill in DC,
    Just hypothetical reporter questions to Jerry, because he will only entertain boxing questions.
    You really must be a moron…& before you ask… yes I’d say it to your face.

  50. Statistically speaking, Romo is obviously way above average. How can anyone deny this?
    He sure keeps finding a way to shit the bed in the playoffs though.

  51. Dallas didn’t fall apart in Dec and won their first playoff game in how many years? Romo isn’t going anywhere and they should be in the playoff’s if not win the NFC East for years to come.
    BAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  52. @Jim Naizeeum,
    Great name, and great point about Rex Ryan! I hope Doughboy get’s a 5yr extension, ditto for Rom-O-Choke, ditto for Mr. 3 draft pick Roy “did he even play” Williams!

  53. Daddy Mateo says:
    January 19, 2010 12:45 PM
    So if that is choking by your definition then one would awesome that there should be a lot of QBs FIRED every year:
    ————————————————
    Wait, did you seriously just confuse the phrase, “one would assume,” with a brand new, made up phrase that could only be written by a Cowboys fan, “one would awesome?”
    Unless you are a stroke victim, there is no excuse for your stupidity. Less football and more books for you.

  54. shazard01 says:
    January 19, 2010 4:34 PM
    Dallas didn’t fall apart in Dec and won their first playoff game in how many years? Romo isn’t going anywhere and they should be in the playoff’s if not win the NFC East for years to come.
    BAHAHAHAHAHAH!
    —————-
    It’s good to see that “Winning a playoff game” and “Not losing in December” have become the Cowboys new Superbowls. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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