Apparently, it recently occurred to former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips that Jason Garrett has now coached 56 games--the exact number of games Phillips himself coached, before being fired midway through the 2010 season. On Thursday, Phillips took to Twitter to pass along this fact--and to point out that his record after 56 games was noticeably better than Garrett’s.
“Jason Garrett is tied with Wade Phillips for 56 games as the @dallascowboys head coach. Phillips: 34 - 22; Garrett: 29 -27. #surprisesMe”
Ouch. But Phillips attempted to clarify, saying that what “surprised” him was that Garrett was at 56 games already--not that he hadn’t won more of those.
“My surprise was that Jason and I had coached the same number of games. Not the record - time passes quickly -I wish Jason & Cowboys well,” he tweeted.
Of course, if Phillips really wanted to take a shot at Garrett, he could point out that the Cowboys still haven’t been to the playoffs since he was sent packing. Phillips presided over the Cowboys’ last playoff appearance and victory, a wild card round win over the Eagles all the way back in 2009.
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