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Phillips: Head coaching days are over

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08:05 AM ET 01.11 | Wade Phillips believes his days as a head coach are over. Phillips has a career record of 82-61. But he said his playoff record (1-5) and his midseason season demise with the Cowboys, 11-5 in 2009, has likely ended his head coaching possibilities. "It's perception sometimes, more than reality," Phillips said. "I've won a lot of games, but I don't see me being a head coach again because of the perception."

The Dallas Morning News

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January 11, 2011  09:28 AM ET

Perception is reality

January 11, 2011  09:29 AM ET

No I'm sure there are some pee-wee teams somewhere that can use him.

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January 11, 2011  09:53 AM ET

i wish cam cameron would think like this and just focus on doing what he knows and can do well: being an OC and making plenty of $, too. the man is admittedly still thinking about being a HC again one day. let it go for now!!!!!

i'm sick and tired of my team losing coaches year after year and they just about all fail at their promotions once they leave (except for Rex Ryan so far as Jets HC).

January 11, 2011  10:03 AM ET

OK, since no one has beaten me to it yet, I'll state the obvious: Phillips' days as a head coach were over a long time ago.

January 11, 2011  10:13 AM ET

That's a damn good decision. They should have been over BEFORE you got the Cowboys gig.

January 11, 2011  10:34 AM ET

One less retread in the world.

January 11, 2011  10:48 AM ET

Look on the bright side..maybe you and Bum can go fishing now.....

January 11, 2011  11:02 AM ET

Do I hear any votes for understatement of the year.

January 11, 2011  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

OK, since no one has beaten me to it yet, I'll state the obvious: Phillips' days as a head coach were over a long time ago.

Thank you.

January 11, 2011  11:30 AM ET

Yeah, Favre said his career was done two years ago, too.

January 11, 2011  11:40 AM ET

ok wade tell us something we don't know. maybe you should get a realilty show.

January 11, 2011  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

OK, since no one has beaten me to it yet, I'll state the obvious: Phillips' days as a head coach were over a long time ago.

Keep in mind, the Bills hired Chan Gailey.

January 11, 2011  12:20 PM ET

In reality, Wad, you failed to adequately prepare your team this year and when the going got bad, they quit on you. The perception that you can coach exists only in your head.

January 11, 2011  12:51 PM ET

Hey Wade there is always college

January 11, 2011  01:04 PM ET

Bottom line....he could not produce a title in 4 years with Dallas and that was arguably the best team he ever had...

So, if he wants to coach, it will be as a Coordinator.

January 11, 2011  01:12 PM ET

good.

January 11, 2011  01:28 PM ET

There are a lot of head coaches who are much better off as coordinators. Too bad a lot of them don't realize it.

January 11, 2011  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

There are a lot of head coaches who are much better off as coordinators. Too bad a lot of them don't realize it.

They don't even realize it when they've been fired 2 or 3 times.

 
January 11, 2011  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Bottom line....he could not produce a title in 4 years with Dallas and that was arguably the best team he ever had...So, if he wants to coach, it will be as a Coordinator.

Bingo on that!!!

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