Wade Phillips stayed true to who himself even at the end.
Fired as Cowboys coach, Phillips remained at the team headquarters well into the afternoon. He walked to the training room, telling reporters that he was going to check on injured players.
There was no need, considering he had already been relieved of his duties.
He declined to discuss his job situation but he did make a quick phone call to his wife Laurie, informing her of the situation.
"I have talked to him, he is still at the office wrapping things up," Laurie Phillips said. " Of course, he is disappointed. This season has not gone the way he hoped it would."
Laurie Phillips, a coache's wife of more than 33 years, refused to question the decision to fire her husband, just a few months after he led the Cowboys to their first playoff win in 13 years. He was given a two-year contract extension after that.
"Jerry has a right to do whatever he wants to do," Laurie Phillips said. " He has been very good to us. I'm not going question that."
The Phillips' family also plan to continue to be big Cowboys' fans, considering their son Wes remains a member of the coaching staff in charge of quality control.
"We are going to wait and see," Laurie Phillips said when asked where they go from here. "We love this team. We love this coaching staff. Our son is still part of this staff. We are going to continue to be rooting for the Cowboys."