Chron does its thing with Phillips

Somehow, the Dallas Cowboys seemed notably lacking in technique and fundamentals as they lumbered out to that 1-7 start under head coach and defensive coordinator Phillips.

He’s been a pretty decent defensive coordinator across the league, but he failed badly in his last gig with some pretty good defensive talent. Maybe he can restore his good reputation (without good 3-4 talent) in Houston.

Sadly, the headline wasn’t even the most outrageous part of McClain’s article. The most outrageous part would be the Texans’ 2009 payroll, which ranked as third-highest in the league and is even more evidence that the Rick Smith/Gary Kubiak combo haven’t a clue when it comes to managing talent. Better give them a vote of confidence, though! They make the owner feel good. *eyeroll*