No extension talk yet between Cowboys, Phillips

Wade Phillips during the 2008 NFL season. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)

Wade Phillips is 22-10 in two seasons as the Cowboys' coach. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)

Wade Phillips‘ status as the Cowboys’ coach seems to be an ever-going debate in the Dallas media. Now comes a report from The Dallas Morning News that Phillips is entering the final year of a three-year contract without any talk of an extension between himself and the team:

    Gary O’Hagan, Phillips’ agent, said Thursday the club has not opened any discussions. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones does not comment regarding coaches contracts.
    Phillips’ contract status came into focus this week when he said at the NFL owners’ meetings that it normally takes four years to determine how good a coach is.
    “It takes about four years to get a championship-type team put together,” Phillips said. “We were expected, because of Dallas, to do it in one, maybe two years, and we haven’t done that. I’m disappointed we haven’t, but I think we will.”

At least Phillips has a good handle on the pressures in Dallas. If the Cowboys don’t make a run at a championship in 2009, expect even more speculation about Phillips, who is 22-10 in two years as the team’s coach and lost his only playoff game.

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