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Cowboys fire Phillips; Garrett takes over

Teams To Never Have
In-Season Coaching Change

Before this year, the Dallas Cowboys had never changed head coaches during the season; they have been in the league since 1960. The teams that take the lead in having never replaced a coach during a season are the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers, who both began playing in 1995. The Chicago Bears could technically be on this list because in 1942, George Halas retired after 5 games to enter the U.S Navy.

Dallas now has its seventh head coach, former Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett, in the past 22 seasons, after having just one head coach -- the immortal Tom Landry -- in its first 29 seasons.

Phillips was also the team’s Defensive Coordinator, overseeing a unit that is 31st in the league in scoring defense. Only the winless Buffalo Bills have allowed more points per game than the Cowboys. In fact, Dallas has allowed 232 points this season, and is on pace to allow 464 points. That would be the most points the Cowboys have EVER allowed in one season.