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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