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Wade Phillips Fired? Signals Are Mixed

The logical presumption following the Cowboys 45-7 thumping against the Packers on Sunday night is "adios, Wade Phillips."

This notion was only strengthened when the Cowboys had a morning coaches meeting, called a press conference for Monday afternoon and it appeared that Phillips was absent from the Cowboys facility at Valley Ranch, notes's Will Brinson.

However, Cowboys Rapid Reporter Nick Eatman reports that all is not as bad as it might seem in Big D. Or, at least, that Phillips has been present.

"Despite reports suggesting otherwise, coach Wade Phillips has been to the team's facility at Valley Ranch on Monday morning, following the team's 45-7 loss to the Packers," Eatman writes. "As usual on night games, Phillips flew back with owner Jerry Jones Sunday following the game."

Eatman adds that "it appears to be business as usual around the complex."

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Normally, Jerry Jones meets with the Cowboys coaching staff on Monday mornings to watch game film.

Phillips has not confirmed with the media whether he has discussed his job status with Jones.

After Sunday night's embarrassment at Green Bay, Jones said, "There are a lot of people here who are certainly going to suffer and suffer consequences. I'm talking about within the team, players, coaches, who have got careers. This is certainly a setback. I know first hand what it is to have high expectations."

Sunday night's listless performance has kicked off a new round of speculation about the job security of coach Phillips, despite recent statements from Jones that a midseason firing was unlikely.

Afterward, a despondent Phillips said simply: "We looked like a bad football team - with bad coaching."

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