Sources: Cowboys to name Phillips new head coach. Wow, what a stunner. The only parallel I could drive here was a classic Simpson's episode where Lisa gives the class nerd, Ralph, that famous valentine with the locomotive. Hiring Phillips is akin to a mercing killi.... errr.... hiring. Seriously, what the hell else were they going to do? They hired an Offensive Coordinator (Jason Garrett) before they hired a head coach.
Jerry Jones' message to Wade: "Hey buddy, I'll let you think you're in charge for a little while so you can babysit my 'guy' until he is ready to take over the team."
If a guy cannot hire his own OC then what it God's green earth gives him the confidence that he will be allowed to pick his own players on draft day? What self-respecting professional would want to relinquish control of his staff to the owner before he even steps foot in the door? Whover accepted the offer to take this job might as well castrat themselves before they ever set foot on the ranch.
I guess the obvious statement is that Phillips is a little more castrated than most. Good luck Wade!