On the same week one former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator finally landed a head coaching job, a former Dallas Cowboys head coach can't get an interview to be an assistant.
Mike Zimmer deserved his chance, which is why the Minnesota Vikings named him the new head coach.
Wade Phillips has had several chances, which is why he can't land an interview.
The recently fired defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans is 66, and is mystified why he can't land even an interview. He Tweeted on Thursday: "Disappointed not even an interview after 7 straight full seasons of top 10 D with 3 different teams. Last 5 times as D C= playoffs1st yr"
The man has always known his resume better than a 21-year-old out of college.
He also told SiriusXM NFL Radio that perhaps his age is working against him. That may be the case, but the other reality is that after more than 30 years in football, the people doing the hiring and firing are realizing the big results are just not there for Uncle Wade.
Wade has been either a DC or a head coach since 1981. His defenses always, awlays, always get numbers but they never get the January wins. He reached the Super Bowl once, with the 1989 Broncos, but lost.
It would be hard to dispute that the man has not enjoyed a successful career - few last as long as Wade does in this profession - but, for whatever the reason, he has never been attached to the game's biggest winners. That, more than his age, may be the biggest reason his phone is not ringing.
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