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Wade Phillips to coach Cowboys

first_imgIRVING, Texas – Wade Phillips was hired Thursday to coach the Dallas Cowboys, providing the club with an experienced replacement for Bill Parcells and someone well-versed in the 3-4 defense. The seventh coach in team history, Phillips is only the second to arrive in Dallas with previous head coaching experience. The other was Parcells, who retired Jan. 22 after four seasons with the Cowboys. Phillips, defensive coordinator at San Diego the past three seasons, has a 48-42 head coaching record over three seasons with Buffalo, two with Denver and season-ending interim stints with New Orleans and Atlanta. The 59-year-old son of longtime Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips has been in the NFL for 30 of the last 31 seasons. Wade 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. “It’s great to have these cowboys boots back in Texas,” Phillips said, showing his boots from the podium, where his father sat to his right. “I’m excited about it.” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones interviewed 10 candidates before hiring his sixth coach since buying the team in 1989. SKOKIE, Ill. – Chicago Bears defensive lineman Terry “Tank” Johnson pleaded guilty to violating probation in a 2005 gun case. Cook County Judge John Moran denied a request to lift the player’s home confinement, but said Johnson could leave his house to attend practices. Moran delayed sentencing until March 15 so that a presentencing investigation can be done. PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – The 23-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid tested positive for heroin after he caused a traffic accident last week that left another motorist injured, police said. center_img Garrett Reid, the oldest son of the Eagles coach, told authorities he used heroin on Jan. 30 before he ran a red light in suburban Philadelphia, striking a car driven by a 55-year-old woman, police said. CHICAGO – The NFC champion Bears shook up their coaching staff, saying defensive line coach Don Johnson and assistant offensive line coach Harold Goodwin won’t return and that another assistant has left to take a college job. Offensive quality control coach Mike Bajakian accepted the offensive coordinator job at Central Michigan after three seasons in Chicago. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Leslie Frazier became the first assistant coach to leave the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts, accepting the job as defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings. CLEVELAND – Browns coach Romeo Crennel completed the shakeup of his staff,appointing Umberto Leone defensive quality control coach, Mike Sullivan assistant offensive line coach and Frank Verducci offensive assistant. ASHBURN, Va. – Marcus Washington had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip, the second operation this offseason for the Washington Redskins linebacker. Washington had surgery on his left elbow last month. His rehabilitation is expected to take three months. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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