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Other tests to come for Jason Garrett

Cowboys headed in right direction, but that's what they thought with Wade Phillips

Updated: January 7, 2011, 8:53 AM ET
By Matt Mosley | ESPN.com

The most anticlimactic coaching search in the history of the Dallas Cowboys came to a close Thursday. Jerry Jones has satisfied the league's Rooney Rule, and officially hired Jason Garrett as the club's first Princeton-educated head coach.

A few weeks ago, Jones vowed to conduct a thorough search, but that was before Garrett closed the books on a 5-3 record as interim coach. And the first man Garrett should thank is Wade Phillips. He's the one who oversaw the 1-7 start and watched his players ...

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