Phillips and the Cowboys Staff to Coach the NFC in the Pro Bowl

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For any coach the ultimate dream is to be coaching in the Super Bowl.  A chance that Cowboys coach Wade Phillips will not get this year.  As a consolation prize, the Cowboys entire coaching staff will coach the NFC Squad in this year’s Pro Bowl (January 31st).  Since the NFL went to the new format of playing the Pro Bowl the week before the Super Bowl instead of the the week after, they have had to change how they determine who will coach in the game.

In previous years, the teams that lossed in the conference championship games would have their coaches represent their conference in the Pro Bowl.  This year, the highest seeded teams that are knocked out during the Divisional Round will take the honor.  Dallas was the third seed in the NFC and after their loss to the Vikings last week, they became the highest seed knocked out in the NFC (Arizona #4).  The AFC will feature San Diego’s staff, including, head coach Norv Turner.

The irony here is quite humorous.  Wade Phillips, coming from San Diego, narrowly beat out Turner for the Cowboys job 3 years ago.  Now, they get to battle each other in the most meaningless game the NFL has.  If nothing else, one coach is going to get a “Bowl” win this year.

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