After promoting Sean McVay to offensive coordinator this week, the Washington Redskins were in need of a new tight ends coach. They quickly found one in Wes Phillips, who oversaw the Dallas Cowboys’ tight ends in 2013 and interviewed with Washington on Thursday.
On Friday, Phillips agreed to join Jay Gruden's staff.
Phillips spent last season working under a one-year contract. He had been with Dallas since his father, Wade Phillips, was installed as head coach in 2007. Wes stuck around after the elder Phillips was canned by the team halfway through the 2010 season, and filled various roles as an offensive assistant--including quality control coach, assistant offensive line coach and tight ends coach--in the years since.
2013 was his first year working with the tight ends and his group combined for 94 catches, 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns, though the lion’s share of that production was provided by Jason Witten.
Phillips is the third Cowboys assistant to leave this offseason. Assistant special teams coach Chris Boniol and the team mutually agreed to part ways earlier this month and offensive assistant Dave Borgonzi recently took a job under Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay.
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