Jerry Jones has reportedly put Wade Phillips out of his misery.
CBS-11 in Dallas first reported that Phillips was fired Monday as Cowboys coach. The news was quickly confirmed by the local FOX station and NBCDFW’s Newy Scruggs.
After a dizzying half hour of folks trying to confirm the report, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder, among others, confirm Phillips has been fired. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that Phillips rushed past reporters after leaving the Cowboys’ executive office Monday.
The news apparently broke locally before Phillips even found out himself, according to Adam Schefter. Players were totally in the dark, as were coaches. Players were still waiting for a team meeting.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett reportedly will be been named interim head coach. Phillips finishes with a 34-22 record in four seasons with Dallas, including two division championships and the only playoff win Jones has witnessed since 1996.
We’ll have more from the fallout in Dallas throughout the day at PFT.