Meeting Wade Phillips at Cowboys Camp in Oxnard

Wade Phillips


Posted: Aug 27 2010 by: Jon Rapoport

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Subcategories: NFL  

Story Location: Oxnard, CA, United States

Story Date: Aug 26 2010 - 01:00

Meeting Wade Phillips at Cowboys Camp in Oxnard
Meeting Wade Phillips at Cowboys Camp in Oxnard


Just a few minutes after morning practice concluded, Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips walked right in front of me, as I was hanging out in the parking lot of the Marriott Residence Inn.  I asked Phillips if I could pose for a photo with him. He agreed in a very soft spoken manner.  We took the photo and I wished him good luck for the upcoming season.  Wade responded by saying “thank you” and then he began walking slowly to his next destination. 

If owner Jerry Jones talks fast and moves fast, Phillips is the total opposite.  Whether it was walking through the parking lot or presiding over practice, Phillips comes off as soft spoken and laid back.  He is a really chill, nice guy.  The word “chill” is not generally invoked when talking about an NFL head coach.  Phillips appears to be an exception in this case.  It was a pleasure meeting him.

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crashhelmet's picture

hey cool pic! a chilled out demeanor must be helpful in a hi stress job like that

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