Head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.
Former Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Wade Phillips told reporters on Monday that his career as a head coach likely ended with the Cowboys’ 45-7 drubbing at the hands of the Green Bay Packers in week nine--or, more accurately, will end after the East-West Shrine Game, in which Phillips will serve as head coach of the East team, on January 22.
Phillips finished his career with Dallas with a 34-22 record, but he believes that his career playoff record of 1-5 (1-2 with Dallas) and his team’s collapse in 2010 will prove enough to keep him out of head coaching in the NFL for good.
“It's perception sometimes more than reality in that I've won a lot of games in this league and have a real high winning percentage,” Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But I don't see me being the head coach again because of the perception overall.”
Phillips commented on the likelihood of a return to the role of head coach in his introduction to the Houston media on Monday. He was hired last week, of course, as the Texans’ defensive coordinator.
“When you get fired, it's usually, 'Hey, he was fired because he can't win,’” Phillips said. “Well, it wasn't because I couldn't win, maybe couldn't win enough. I didn't win enough at Buffalo. I didn't win enough at (Dallas). You know, 34-22, or whatever it was, a lot of people would take as head coach, but that's the way it is.”
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