Owner Jerry Jones said that the contract of Phillips has been extended through the 2011 season. Dallas was 11-5 during the regular season and 9-7 against the NFL odds.
NFL betting lines had the Cowboys winning their first playoff game in 13 years this season as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round. That NFL betting lines win seemed to be enough for Jerry Jones even though the Cowboys were blown out in the divisional playoffs by the Minnesota Vikings. "I'm encouraged by the progress that we made this year, but in no way are we satisfied," Jones said. "This contract represents that. Two years in the NFL is an eternity, but it has to be urgent."
Dallas has a very good record under Phillips. They are 33-15 in three regular seasons under Phillips. That is second only to the New England Patriots during that NFL odds time period. The problem for the Cowboys in NFL betting lines is that they are 1-2 in the playoffs under Phillips. The regular season has never been a problem for Phillips. He was 16-16 with Denver before getting fired and he was 29-19 with Buffalo. He didn’t win a playoff game though with either of those teams.
It was unclear whether the Cowboys would extend Phillips or not. Owner Jerry Jones is usually not a patient man. Part of the reasoning this time might be the potential lockout in 2011. Many in NFL betting lines circles believe there will be a lockout in 2011 and that could throw a lot of things into chaos. The Cowboys may not have wanted to deal with a coaching change after next NFL betting lines season so Phillips got a two-year deal. The Cowboys have undergone a lot of coaching changes under owner Jerry Jones. He has had six coaches since taking over as the Dallas owner. Jones even fired long time coach Tom Landry and Super Bowl champ coach Jimmy Johnson.
Dallas was 9-7 against the NFL betting lines this season. They were 5-3 at home vs. the NFL odds and they were 4-4 vs. the NFL odds on the road. Dallas had the second best offense in the league in terms of total yards and the 9th best defense in yards allowed.