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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Phillips' thoughts on Jones, Dallas still fond

By Tania Ganguli

ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was a point last season when Wade Phillips noted that if he held a grudge against every team he'd once called an employer, that would cover about half the teams in the NFL.

He's close. Phillips, now Houston's defensive coordinator, has been either the head coach or an assistant for nine different NFL franchises.

Most recently, Phillips was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and today marks the first time since being fired in the middle of the 2010 season that Phillips has returned to Jerryworld. Our Todd Archer spoke to Phillips about that this week.

“Whatever’s happened, happened,” Phillips told Archer. “And you learn from the past, but you go forward in the future with a great attitude. That’s part of life. That’s what you do. That's what you teach players to do and that’s what I believe in. I enjoyed every day. … Jerry Jones was a great owner for me and did all the things that I asked him to do, so I don’t have any regrets.

“Sure, we would’ve liked to have won it all. That would’ve been better, but I know I did the best I could while I was there, and I don’t look back and say, “What if this would’ve happened?’ or ‘What if that would’ve happened?’”