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Seattle news isn't good for anti-Wade crowd

If you want Wade Phillips out at Valley Ranch, you ought to be concerned about today's news in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell is resigning, ESPN.com's Mike Sando reports.

What does that have to do with the Cowboys? Ex-Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is considered the favorite to replace Ruskell.

Holmgren, of course, would have been on Jerry Jones' short list to replace Phillips. Ex-Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher is a long shot at best, because it's unlikely that he would be willing to give Jones the control the NFL's most visible owner demands.

That leaves ex-Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan as the most likely candidate. But Shanahan, whose offensive scheme requires quick linemen instead of the big, mauling types employed by the Cowboys, could be the top candidate for a few openings, including the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. Would Jones be willing to win a bidding war for him?

Holmgren would have been the best fit to follow Phillips. However, it appears unlikely that he will be available.