By Jaime Aron (CP) – 17 minutes ago
IRVING, Texas — Jason Garrett stood behind a lectern for his first news conference as the interim coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That alone sent the message there's a new way of doing things around America's team.
Wade Phillips, you see, always sat behind a table.
Rearranging the furniture isn't going to revive the 1-7 Dallas Cowboys, but team owner Jerry Jones is hoping the switch in leaders will. He fired Phillips on Monday and promoted Garrett from offensive co-ordinator to "affect a culture change" for a team that's been playing worse each week.
The swing from Phillips to Garrett isn't as drastic as when Jones went from Bill Parcells to Phillips.
But it's still a big shift.
Phillips is 63 and was reared on defence. Garrett is 44 and versed in offence.
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