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How Safe is Wade Phillips?

After last season, there was widespread speculation that Dallas owner Jerry Jones would fire head coach Wade Phillips — he of the zero career playoff wins — and replace him with a "marquee coach" to coincide with the opening of the team's new stadium in Arlington.

There also were games during the season that caused many to assume — even hope — that a coaching change would be made. Naysayers were out in force after the Cowboys laid an egg in their loss to the Green Bay Packers. Some fans even claimed that they wished their team had lost to Kansas City, under the theory that such a disastrous setback would have forced Jones to make a move. Oh, how times...

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