Wade Phillips fired by Cowboys, according to reports; Jason Garrett to replace Phillips as head coach

Wade Phillips was fired as head coach of the Cowboys on Monday, according to several internet and television reports. Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is reportedly going to be Wade Phillips' replacement.

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 7, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 45-7. Several reports Monday say the Cowboys have fired Wade Phillips as head coach.

Following a 45-7 drubbing at the hands of the Packers Sunday night, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has fired head coach Wade Phillips, according to ESPN.com.

Dallas, now 1-7 on the season, will reportedly turn to offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to try and right the good ship Cowboys over the remaining half of the 2010 season.

The Cowboys had high hopes at the beginning of the season, trying to reach the Super Bowl, which will be played next February at the two year-old Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

But inconsistent play and injuries, including losing starting quarterback Tony Romo, put Dallas in a major hole. And a five-game losing streak, including a Halloween nightmare of a home game versus the Jaguars and the Sunday night slamdown in Green Bay, didn't help Phillips and the 'Boys.

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