Wade Phillips knows a thing or two about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Phillips was the Cowboys head coach from 2007-2010. He wasn't able to get it done, which comes as no surprise, as he is a self-professed "lousy" head coach.
But if the Son of Bum knows one thing, it's how to coach defense. And thus far, he's coached the Denver Broncos to the No. 1 ranking in the National Football League, through three games. The defensive surge has been sparked by a ferocious pass rush, led by DeMarcus Ware, who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month of September.
It was the first monthly Conference honor of his career
Ware and Phillips were reunited this year. They spent time together in Dallas over Phillips four seasons there. After practice today, the old defensive football wizard was asked whether he was surprised to hear that Ware's Conference award was a career first. His response was a good-natured shot across Jerry Jones' bow.
"I've been lucky to coach him obviously twice now," Phillips said. "I don't know what's wrong with the Dallas PR or whatever—he had 20 sacks, he tied Simon Fletcher's record for 10-straight games of sacks. He did that when we were at Dallas. How he wasn't a Defensive Player of the Month amazes me. That's Jerry Jones' problem, I guess.”
Sick burn, Wade.
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