Former Cowboys coach Wade Phillips breaks silence on being fired

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by George Riba / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 28 at 10:23 PM

NEWS 8 EXCLUSIVE

It was just earlier this month that Jerry Jones fired Wade Phillips in the middle of the season.

It was a move that left some Cowboys fans in shock and had others cheering.

Since then, Phillip's has kept his silence with local media until Saturday, when he broke that silence, talking to Channel 8.

Phillips can't stay away from the football field. We found him in the stands watching the Class 3-A Division Two playoff game between Argyle and Gilmer.

"I've had a lot more time now... I love football, I like all kinds of football, but Texas high school football is where I started, so it's nice to come out to a game," he said.

It hasn't been long since he left the Cowboy's sidelines and even with new interim coach, Jason Garrett, at the wheel, the former coach is still a fan.

"I'm excited about them... I'm disappointed about Thanksgiving but we had some earlier like that, where it felt like we should have won, but we didn't," he said.

Phillips didn't have much to say about Jones's unprecedented move of firing him in the middle of a one-and-seven season.

"You know that's past. I'm looking forward," Phillips said.

So, what is next for the man who feels he was born to coach?

"I still want to coach, so we'll see what happens," he said.

E-mail: griba@wfaa.com

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