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Redskins interviewing Cowboys assistant Wes Phillips

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The Redskins are looking within their own division for some help, as new coach Jay Gruden builds his staff.

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys tight ends coach Wes Phillips is interviewing with the Redskins.

Phillips’ contract with the Cowboys has expired, so he’s free to take a lateral move.

He’s been with the Cowboys since 2007, when his father Wade Phillips was the head coach. He has bounced all over the staff, working with wide receivers, offensive linemen and special teams before being named tight ends coach in 2013 during the offensive shakeup there last offseason.

The Redskins promoted tight ends coach Sean McVay to offensive coordinator, creating the position vacancy.

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9 Responses to “Redskins interviewing Cowboys assistant Wes Phillips”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 16, 2014 12:23 PM

    Yet his dad can’t get an interview anywhere….

    Any team that needs a DC should give Wade a look.

    He’s had top 10 defenses for 7 straight years… guy knows what he’s doing.

  2. kst2074 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:49 PM

    Skins are building a super bowl team HTTR

  3. LondonFletcher says: Jan 16, 2014 1:00 PM

    As a tenured Skins fan, I know better than to get excited about anything during the offseason.

  4. numbskull111 says: Jan 16, 2014 1:14 PM

    They are interviewing the wrong Phillips. They should have Wade in here and have Haslett on the next plane out of DC.

  5. steve3211 says: Jan 16, 2014 1:22 PM

    Because nepotism has worked so well for this team in the past.

  6. iceburgskin202 says: Jan 16, 2014 2:35 PM

    I’d rather have Wade Phillips than Haslett but I don’t cut the check. I’m just left an emotional wreck!!! As always though HTTR!!

  7. 23rdusernameused says: Jan 16, 2014 2:59 PM

    From one crappy team to another, ho hum, says Wes….

  8. skins1970 says: Jan 16, 2014 3:14 PM

    I know this is going to sound crazy after what just happened with the Shanahans here, but maybe we are trying to hire Wes to get his dad to want to come to the Skins. It’s been a week and Jim Haslett hasn’t been named the DC yet heck it hasn’t been said that he is staying for sure..

  9. skinsfan91 says: Jan 16, 2014 6:04 PM

    How is interviewing Wade Phillips son nepotism? Wow …

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