Speaking at a charity breakfast Monday morning in Dallas, Wade Phillips was highly complimentary of his immediate successor Jason Garrett, as well as the Dallas Cowboys’ performance on Sunday afternoon.
Dallas, of course, got their second win of the season with a 33-20 upset of the New York Giants at the New Meadowlands Sunday, less than a week after Phillips was fired as the team’s head coach. Phillips, whose son Wes works as a quality control coach for the team, remains a Dallas fan, as evidenced by the rather familiar tone of his assessment.
"I'm so proud of the guys, and I'm talking about my coaches and all my players," Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Like Jerry Jones, Phillips has no delusions as to the 2-7 Cowboys’ prospects from here on out, but, watching the game from home on Sunday, Phillips saw his old team do what had eluded them for the final five weeks of his career in Dallas: win.
"We needed a win," Phillips said. "It doesn't absolve everything, but it was a win. And that's what's great about football."
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