Wade Phillips

Cowboys Head Coach Wade Phillips

Current Dallas Cowboys Coach

New Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips’ Bio

Date of birth: June 21, 1947
Birth Place: Orange, Texas
College: Houston

Cowboys Head Coach Wade Phillips Career Highlights

1976-1980

1981-1985

1985

1986-1988

1989-1992

1993-1994

1995-1997

1998-2000

2002-2003

2003

2004-2006

2007-present

Houston Oilers
(defensive line coach)
New Orleans Saints
(defensive coordinator)
New Orleans Saints
(interim head coach)
Philadelphia Eagles
(defensive coordinator)
Denver Broncos
(defensive coordinator)
Denver Broncos
(head coach)
Buffalo Bills
(defensive coordinator)
Buffalo Bills
(head coach)
Atlanta Falcons
(defensive coordinator)
Atlanta Falcons
(interim head coach)
San Diego Chargers
(defensive coordinator)
Dallas Cowboys
(head coach)

The most successful coaching stop for Phillips was at Buffalo. He always kept the team competitive and in the playoff hunt. A loss to the Titans in the 1999 playoffs haunted Phillips for the rest of his time at Buffalo. In this same season he caused a controversy when he inserted Rob Johnson as starting quarterback at the last game of the season, after Doug Flutie was the starter the whole year and led the team to the playoffs.

Twice during his introduction of Wade Phillips as Dallas Cowboys coach, Jerry Jones had to stop and gather himself. The decision was that emotional for the team owner.
“We needed to get it right,” Jones said, pausing as tears welled up in his eyes. “In my mind, we got it right.”

Phillips joins Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson as the only Texas natives to be in charge of “America’s Team.” Landry and Johnson both won two Super Bowls in Dallas.

Coach Phillips Once Said:

“I think my first [goal] is to get the team organized and make sure everybody is on the same page and try to get a system put in where we know what we’re doing on and off the field and go from there.”

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