Less than 24 hours after a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys have fired head coach Wade Phillips, sources told NBCDFW's Newy Scruggs. Jason Garrett, the team's offensive coordinator has been named interim head coach.
Owner Jerry Jones said there would be widespread "consequences" for players, coaches and other staff members following Sunday night's loss, which caused frantic speculation around Dallas as to whether Phillips would see another game as head coach. In previous weeks, Jones rejected the notion that Phillips would be fired in the middle of the season, but refused to comment on the matter in the aftermath of the Green Bay loss.
With that loss, the Cowboys are 1-7, their worst start since 1989 when they finished 1-15.
Phillips led the Cowboys to a 13-3 season and a playoff appearance in 2007, his first season as head coach. He leaves Dallas with a 34-22 record, 1-2 in the playoffs.
A news conference is scheduled for 4 p.m.