In the least shocking turn of events ever, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fired head coach Wade Phillips, according to CBS 11 Sports.
The firing comes with the Cowboys owning a dismal 1-7 record -- their worst start since 1989. Their current slide includes five straight losses.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has been named the new interim coach. Rumors circulated a few years ago that Garrett was a favorite to take over for Phillips at some point, yet the coordinator’s stock has appeared to have cooled as of late.
Phillips was the seventh coach in Cowboys history and put together a 34-22 record with the team. He came to Dallas with over 30 years of NFL coaching experience on his resume. However, his sustained success has come as a defensive coordinator -- never as a head coach.
Dallas’ latest shellacking came at the hands of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night when they were embarrassed 45-7.
Phillips is the first Cowboys coach to ever be fired mid-season.