Cowboys fire Wade Phillips

Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips signals the players in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has fired coach Wade Phillips and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take his place.

Jones decided enough was enough Monday, following a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers the night before. It was the Cowboys' fifth straight loss, dropping them to 1-7.

This is their worst season since 1989 and among the worst in franchise history by record alone. Realistically, it's the low point considering Dallas was coming off a division title and a playoff win, and was expected to contend for the Super Bowl that'll be held at Cowboys Stadium.

Phillips' departure takes another dubious spot in club history: the first in-season coaching change.

The first game under Garrett will be at the New York Giants on Sunday.

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