Former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is currently without a job, and he’s not happy about it.
Phillips was fired as the Houston Texans’ defensive coordinator back on January 4, following three seasons. Since then, his phone has been silent and, as evidenced by a Tweet on Wednesday, he doesn’t really understand why.
“Disappointed not even an interview after 7 straight full seasons of top 10 D with 3 different teams. Last 5 times as D C= playoffs1st yr”
For those not well versed in Twitter shorthand, that’s Phillips pointing out that his defenses have ranked in the Top 10 in the league for seven straight years, dating back to his time with the Chargers and that in his last five stops as defensive coordinator, his new team has made the playoffs in his first year.
Phillips was fired by the Cowboys after a 1-7 start to the 2010 season, but he certainly saw a share of success in Dallas. He went 13-3 in 2007--his first year with the team--9-7 in 2008, and 11-5 in 2009. That 2009 season also saw the Cowboys’ last playoff win, over the Eagles in the Wild Card round.
In his three years with the Texans, Phillips’ defenses finished 2nd, 7th and 7th in the league.
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