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Wade’s son says his dad isn’t dealing well with being fired

ESPN Dallas has an interesting piece today on how Wade Phillips is feeling today, as his son Wes Phillips says his dad was somewhat hit hard by the firing by Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

Wes Phillips said his father didn’t prepare him for what was about to happen, but with the team struggling with a 1-7 start, he prepared himself for a possible firing.

“It’s tough to see your father get fired no matter whatever anybody else wants to say,” said Wes Phillips, who thinks his dad will continue coaching. “At the same time you know it going into this business, particularly when you accept a head coaching job. If things don’t go well you will be the one to take the fall. I’ve been around it before, he’s been fired before obviously I haven’t been on that staff at the time, so that’s been an adjustment. But we’re ready to go forward.”

The father and son enjoyed professional and personal success together. Since he’s been on the staff, Wes Phillips got married and had a child, Wade Phillips’ first grandson. However, the NFL is a business and sometimes it doesn’t have a place for feelings.

“He’s doing good as can be,” Wes Phillips said. “I’m sure he’s a little dejected and a little upset we didn’t do better. First and foremost, he’s always been a guy to say, ‘Hey I didn’t prepare them well enough and I didn’t get them to play.’ ”


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