POSTED: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:37pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 7:18pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have fired coach Wade Phillips and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take his place, according to media reports.
Team owner-general manager Jerry Jones reportedly decided enough was enough Monday, following a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers the night before. It was the Cowboys' fifth straight loss, dropping them to 1-7.
This is their worst season since 1989 and among the worst in franchise history by record alone. Realistically, it's the low point considering Dallas was coming off a division title and a playoff win, and was expected to contend for the Super Bowl that'll be held at Cowboys Stadium.
Phillips' departure takes another dubious spot in club history: the first in-season coaching change. The first game under Garrett will be at the New York Giants on Sunday.
The Cowboys have scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference.