by Ryan Wilson
The Cowboys firedBrian Stewart last month, quite possibly because he was earning a defensive coordinator's salary but wasn't actually coordinating the defense.
Head coach Wade Phillips commandeered the play-calling duties from Stewart back in October, and the defense improved -- up till Week 15, anyway; two late-season no-shows against the Ravens and Eagles sealed the team's playoff fate. During a Tuesday presser, however, owner Jerry Jones announced that he wouldn't hire a replacement for Stewart because the current coordinator is already on the payroll. And he loves puffy jackets.
Wade Phillips to Double as Cowboys' Defensive Coordinator originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.