Report: Phillips, Cowboys talking extension
It looks like Wade Phillips may be getting that contract extension after all.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com that he is working on a contract extension for Phillips and wants the coach back with the team in 2011.
The team announced earlier this week that they had decided to pick up Phillips’ 2010 option. There had been some speculation that Phillips was back on the hot seat after the Cowboys were thrashed 34-3 in Minnesota on Sunday.
I'm certainly interested in Wade being back, and everything is a go," Jones told ESPN on Tuesday. "We had a long visit about that and all matters of our team [Monday]. We'll have a couple more meetings before we meet with our media."
Early speculation is indicating that Phillips could receive a three-year extension.
Despite the disappointing loss to the Vikings in the Divisional round of the playoffs this past Sunday, Phillips still delivered the organization’s first playoff win since 1996, when the Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 34-14 in the Wild Card round.
In three seasons with the Cowboys, Phillips has gone 33-15 during the regular season. He is 1-2 in the playoffs.
UPDATE (6:15pm eastern): A Dallas Cowboys spokesman says the Wade Phillips story on ESPN is incorrect and that there's no agreement with Phillips.
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