Since I am rabid Dallas Cowboys fan, I have some thoughts on the firing of Wade Phillips:
None of this matters as long as Jerry Jones acts as his own general manager. Jerry has always modeled himself as an Al Davis-style owner and that means hands-on. As bad as Davis has been at managing his team over the past 25 years, the man earned his props as a coach at the pro level. Jerry does not have that kind of background. Jerry played college football 50 years ago.
I keep reading about how Dallas needs to go after a “big name” coach to sell to fans. Then I look around the league. I see Sean Payton and Mike Tomlin, young coaches already sporting Super Bowl rings. I see John Harbaugh, coach of a team that may not have the most talent, but always plays smart and tough. How about going for the best coach? Maybe that means a younger guy who is hungry and has a plan.