Wade Phillips Says He Wasn't Sabotaged By Jason Garrett

Josh Clark
April 03, 2020 - 5:53 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - During an appearance with the G-Bag Nation on Friday, former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said he didn't believe he was sabotaged by Jason Garrett when he was fired in the middle of the 2010 season.

"No. I don't think that at all. We didn't win and we didn't win enough. That's the key," Phillips said. "I've said all along, I wasn't a real good head coach but I was a pretty good defensive coordinator. And that's really the way it's been."

That season, the Cowboys were 1-7 when owner Jerry Jones elected to move on from Phillips and promote Garrett. After the promotion, Garrett led the Cowboys to a 5-3 record and was the head coach until his contract wasn't renewed after the 2019 season. 

Former Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher was one of a few former players who claimed Phillips was sabotaged. 

"Let me tell you something. I'm going to tell you the truth. I saw Jason Garrett sabotage this man," he said in March of 2019 on 105.3 The Fan. 

When asked if Hatcher believed that he said, "absolutely."

"We ran three freakin plays (before Wade was fired and Garrett was the offensive coordinator). I don't care what the media say. We was flying around. We was out of pads in week 7 (in 2009). We was beating people's heads in. Now we go into camp cupcake (in 2010) and do what Wade don't want to do. We get in pads, we beat each other down. We tired, we not fresh. And then you go and call three or four plays (Garrett on offense) till this man gets fired."

Hatcher was then asked how guys that backed Phillips looked like they quit on the field before he was fired? 

"When you know the truth and what's going on. You're like why the hell are we running three plays on offense? And then, to know the truth after Wade get fired you open up the playbook and we start scoring points?"

In that same interview, Hatcher also had some choice words for his former teammate Tony Romo