It was reported Wednesday that former Cowboys head coach and current Texans’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who has turned the Houston defense into the best in the league this season, will take a 10-day medical leave of absence from the team as he undergoes surgery to resolve a kidney condition.
Jason Garrett, the man who served as Phillips’ offensive coordinator and assistant head coach in Dallas, eventually replacing him as head coach in the middle of last season, told the media on the same day that the Cowboys would stand in support of Phillips and his son, Wes, who serves as an assistant offensive line coach in Dallas.
"Coach Phillips is one of the great coaches in this league and certainly one of the great guys I've ever been around, and we're all certainly behind him and our thoughts and prayers are with him," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "One thing I know about him is he's a tough guy, and he's a fighter, and hopefully that situation will get resolved sooner rather than later."
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